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by Brian Young | on Jun 19, 2017

Stop the Coal Con

by Press and Media | on Jun 19, 2017

The Constitutional Convention Coalition

Every 20 years, New York voters get to vote on whether or not the state should hold a constitutional convention.  This year, organized labor is joining with environmental advocates, even the...

by Guest Post | on Jun 16, 2017

4 Ways Trump's Budget Hurts Federal Workers

A new video from the American Federation of Government Employees illustrates how Trump's proposed budget would cut wages for current federal workers and slash federal retirement benefits for...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 15, 2017

Move to Take Away 30 Day Union Elections

Since January, Trump and Republicans across the country have been working to weaken gains that unions made during the Obama Presidency.  A National Right to Work law was introduced, numerous...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 14, 2017

The Construction Trade Brain-Drain

Apprenticeships are an important path to middle class jobs.  While some young people are better with the books and go to college, others learn a skilled trade through Apprenticeship Programs....

by Guest Post | on Jun 13, 2017

Anti-Right to Work Rally on Pennsylvania Capitol Steps

On Tuesday, June 20 at 1:00pm, union members and activists from across the state will gather on the Capitol steps in an anti-"Right to Work" rally hosted by the Pennsylvania...

by Press and Media | on Jun 13, 2017

Beating Back a Decert Attack

Working people in Maine scored a huge victory yesterday when a bill that would have required unions to hold recertification votes every two years failed with overwhelming bipartisan support. ...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 08, 2017

The Art of Tongue Biting

I had to go to a Lobby Day in my State's Capital. When you're a union guy, educating elected officials can be a daunting task and sometimes elected union leaders spend almost too...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 06, 2017

How We Impeach the "President"

The drums of impeachment are beating as the ties between Trump, his closest advisors, and the Russians come out.  While much of that information is still hazy, the Democratic Coalition against...

by Guest Post | on Jun 05, 2017

An Appeal to Repeal Tip Credit

Car-wash workers like me — we’re typically called carwasheros — are among the hardest-working, and lowest-paid, people in this city. I work at the Main Street Car Wash in Queens,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 01, 2017

Environmentally Friendly Job Creator

There is a common misconception that nuclear power is bad for the environment. Yes, if you really look you can find emotional hippies that say isotope waste will eventually leak into the ground water...

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