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Union Strong Unions, Stronger Communities

Strong Unions, Stronger Communities

When working people have the freedom to come together in strong unions, entire communities benefit. Unions give everyday working people the power in numbers they need to make their communities safer and stronger, and they are critical to fixing an economy rigged in favor of the rich and powerful. Whether it’s EMS workers negotiating for …

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Union Nurses at Lima Memorial Hospital Celebrate New Contract

Nurses at Lima Memorial Hospital Celebrate New Contract

The nurses’ union overwhelmingly ratifies three-year deal with hospital LIMA, Ohio – The nurses represented by the Ohio Nurses Association at Lima Memorial Hospital are celebrating a contract win, with an overwhelming number of the nurses voting on October 23rd to ratify the new contract. The nearly 300 strong nursing union secured an 11% across …

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Union Richard L. Trumka: AFL-CIO Convention 2017: Democracy and Unions

Richard L. Trumka: AFL-CIO Convention 2017: Democracy and Unions

Richard L. Trumka October 23, 2017St. Louis, Missouri Thank you, Liz. Good morning brothers and sisters. I hope you got some rest. We have a busy day ahead of us. And a canvass this afternoon! I’d like to begin with a video. As you can see, the attacks against us are relentless. And they are …

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Union Who Has Health Insurance? Trump’s Labor Department Says Unions Get Americans Insured

Who Has Health Insurance? Trump’s Labor Department Says Unions Get Americans Insured

By Christianna Silva On 10/9/17 at 5:35 PM U.S. Health Insurance Unions President Trump President Donald Trump’s anti-union Labor Department released a study that showed joining a union is one of your best shots at getting health care coverage. Almost every union worker—94 percent—had access to employer-provided health care benefits as of March of this …

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Union Unions turn in 310,000 signatures to repeal Missouri right-to-work law

Unions turn in 310,000 signatures to repeal Missouri right-to-work law

By Jason Hancock jhancock@kcstar.com August 18, 2017 1:36 PM JEFFERSON CITY Labor unions had to collect a little more than 100,000 signatures from across Missouri by Aug. 28 if they wanted to put a repeal of right-to-work on the 2018 ballot. On Friday, they turned in more than 310,000 signatures. Republicans have sought to turn …

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Union Largest Federal Union Asks Congress, ‘Why Won’t You Fill the 49,000 Vacancies at the VA?’

Largest Federal Union Asks Congress, ‘Why Won’t You Fill the 49,000 Vacancies at the VA?’

TOPICS:AFGELabor Union August 16, 2017 AFGE will be hosting rallies around the country to raise awareness of the dangers posed by short-staffing the VA WASHINGTON – Veterans around the country are being forced to wait longer for care. Working people at the VA are struggling to do their jobs while staffing shortages are at near …

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Union Corporate Intimidation Threatens Worker Freedom

Corporate Intimidation Threatens Worker Freedom

Lee Saunders, Contributor President of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO 08/11/2017 12:28 pm ET Anyone surprised by the outcome of last week’s union election at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, hasn’t been paying attention. To get a sense of how ugly the tenor of the Nissan union vote got, …

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Union AFL-CIO Chief Richard Trumka ‘Assessing’ Role in Trump Council

AFL-CIO Chief Richard Trumka ‘Assessing’ Role in Trump Council

AFL-CIO Chief Richard Trumka ‘Assessing’ Role in Trump Council Yuri Gripas/Reuters One of the top labor leaders in the country said he would be “assessing” his place on Donald Trump’s manufacturing council after the president’s widely-criticized response to a violent white supremacist rally this past week. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka didn’t go so far as …

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Union Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Domestic Terror in Charlottesville, Virginia

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Domestic Terror in Charlottesville, Virginia

August 13, 2017 Yesterday in Charlottesville, VA the nation and the world witnessed the hateful views and violent actions of white supremacists and neo-Nazis. This racism and bigotry is the worst kind of evil in our world and does not represent the true values of America. The true values of our country, values like equality and …

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