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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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Union Federal Unions Need to Redefine Their Role

Federal Unions Need to Redefine Their Role

It’s not fake news: The union movement is close to extinct in the private sector. Union membership now accounts for less than 7 percent of the workforce. In government, at all levels, the percentage is almost 35 percent. Federal unions have added members but total public sector membership fell from 2015 to 2016.  It’s unlikely …

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Union Nissan attacked for one of ‘nastiest anti-union campaigns’ in modern US history

Nissan attacked for one of ‘nastiest anti-union campaigns’ in modern US history

United Auto Workers official condemns company’s efforts to prevent employees from organizing as potentially historic vote approaches in Mississippi Auto workers and others march to Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi, plant following a pro-union rally in March. Photograph: Rogelio V Solis/AP Tuesday 1 August 2017 07.00 EDT Last modified on Tuesday 1 August 2017 17.00 EDT Days before a …

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Union Local 767 Wins Two Major Arbitration Cases Against UPS

Local 767 Wins Two Major Arbitration Cases Against UPS

Teamsters Fight Back & Win Against UPS Attacks on Grievance Filers Sister Marie Torres is going back to work. The Waco, Texas UPS package car driver has just been reinstated with full back pay, benefits and seniority. And she’s not alone. Brother Muhammed Farhan, a part-timer who was discharged in April of 2016, also got …

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Union Sign the Pledge: I’m Buying Union-Made in America

Sign the Pledge: I’m Buying Union-Made in America

Sign this petition Share with Facebook friends AFL-CIO may send you periodic updates; you can unsubscribe at any time. Working people in unions value the hard work and craftsmanship that goes into the products and services we make and provide. That’s why buying “Made in America” products is an important act of solidarity that promotes …

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