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AFL-CIO leader suggests he'd welcome NAFTA withdrawal -- to force more negotiations

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Monday that President Donald Trump's threatened withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement could "be helpful right now" -- but not to help Trump.
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Understanding the appeal of democratic socialism key to defeating it

In their race to save an unpopular president and their lack of a positive agenda, many Republicans and conservatives increasingly identify the rise of “democratic socialism” as their ultimate, if you will, Trump card. Given the fact that most Americans, particularly older ones, still favor capitalism and are less than enthusiastic about expanding federal power, this approach might work. But conservatives, in or out of the White House, underestimate the intrinsic appeal of the resurgence of neo-M...
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Trump reportedly speaks to Boeing CEO amid calls to ground 737 Max – live

Reported exchange comes after Ethiopian Airlines crash and Trump’s tweet that ‘planes are becoming too complex to fly’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.10pm GMT The AFL-CIO, the largest labor organization in the United States, has criticized the Green New Deal in a new letter as “not achievable” and “unrealistic.”The Washington Post reports:In a letter last week to Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the lawmakers who introduced a...
Tags: Republicans, US, World news, US news, Democrats, United States, US politics, Donald Trump, Boeing, The Washington Post, Trump, Ethiopian Airlines, AFL CIO, United Mine Workers of America, Sen Edward J Markey, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers


AFL-CIO open letter to gave devs: things won't get better until you unionize

In the wake of Blizzard/Activision's announcement of mass layoffs following record profits, Liz Shuler of the AFL-CIO has published an open letter on Kotaku addressed to workers in the notoriously abusive video game industry, calling on them to unionize as the only path to a fair deal. My question is this: what have you gotten in return? While you’re putting in crunch time, your bosses are ringing the opening bell on Wall Street. While you’re creating some of the most groundbreaking produc...
Tags: Post, Games, News, Labor, America, Class War, Kotaku, AFL CIO, Bobby Kotick, Andrew Wilson, Late Stage Capitalism, Liz Shuler, Largest Labor Organization, Blizzard-activision, Liz Shuler Kotaku


AFL-CIO open letter to game devs: things won't get better until you unionize

In the wake of Blizzard/Activision's announcement of mass layoffs following record profits, Liz Shuler of the AFL-CIO has published an open letter on Kotaku addressed to workers in the notoriously abusive video game industry, calling on them to unionize as the only path to a fair deal. My question is this: what have you gotten in return? While you’re putting in crunch time, your bosses are ringing the opening bell on Wall Street. While you’re creating some of the most groundbreaking produc...
Tags: Post, Games, News, Labor, America, Class War, Kotaku, AFL CIO, Bobby Kotick, Andrew Wilson, Late Stage Capitalism, Liz Shuler, Largest Labor Organization, Blizzard-activision, Liz Shuler Kotaku


America’s Biggest Labor Federation Asks Game Developers to Unionize

A leading figure from America’s biggest labor organization penned an open letter to game developers encouraging unionization across the games industry. AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Liz Shuler took to Kotaku with a post that asks workers in the games industry to fight for adequate pay, sensible work hours, and against toxic work conditions. “We’ve heard the painful […]
Tags: News, America, Kotaku, AFL CIO, Bobby Kotick, Andrew Wilson, Liz Shuler, Biggest Labor Federation Asks Game Developers


US Labor Organization AFL-CIO Urges Game Developers To Unionize In Open Letter

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gamasutra: In the wake of Activision Blizzard's massive layoff wave, a move that was announced in the same call as the company's record quarter, the union federation AFL-CIO has published an open letter to game developers urging members of the industry to organize. The AFL-CIO itself is the largest labor organization in the United States and counts 55 individual unions (and more than 12.5 million workers) among its affiliates. The letter, readable in full...
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An Open Letter To Game Developers From America's Largest Labor Organization

Editors note: Given ongoing issues in the games industry, the AFL-CIO recently reached out to Kotaku about addressing the people who make games. The AFL-CIO represents more than 12 million workers in the United States across more than 50 labor unions (including the Writers Guild of America, of which Kotaku and its…Read more...
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'We want our pay!' furloughed U.S. workers shout at White House

"Stop the shutdown!" protesters shouted in the bitter cold at the union-organized demonstration that started at the AFL-CIO headquarters and ended in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where they hoisted signs reading "Trump: End the Shutdown" and "Not a strike - we want to work." Some 800,000 federal government employees have been ordered to stay home or work without pay during the shutdown brought on by a standoff between Trump and Democrats in Congress over Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to...
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Pelosi Flexes Her Muscles To Quell Dem Rebellion Against Her Leadership

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) looked to make a show of strength on Wednesday during the first day of caucus meetings since her party won control of the chamber, pushing out key endorsements for her as speaker even as her critics promised they had the votes to block her on the House floor in January. “I’m a busy person, but I will be the speaker of the House, no matter what he said,” Pelosi declared to reporters late Wednesday morning, swiping back at Rep. Seth Moulton’s (D-MA) Tues...
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Pelosi Flexes Her Muscles Amidst Rumblings She May Not Have The Votes

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) looked to make a show of strength on Wednesday during the first day of caucus meetings since her party won control of the chamber, pushing out key endorsements for her as speaker even as her critics promised they had the votes to block her on the House floor in January. “I’m a busy person, but I will be the speaker of the House, no matter what he said,” Pelosi declared to reporters late Wednesday morning, swiping back at Rep. Seth Moulton’s (D-MA) Tues...
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Could This Be The Year Don Young Goes Down In Alaska?

Rep. Don Young (R-AK) has come back from the dead more times than Chucky, surviving a number of scandals and grinding out tough races in each of his five decades in Congress. But this election just might be different. Young, the cantankerous dean of the House, appears to have a late-breaking dogfight on his hands against independent Alyse Galvin. Three different pollsters have found a margin-of-error contest in the state in the last month. Alaska is notoriously difficult to poll, some of those p...
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Dems Pull Out All The Stops To Get Young People And People Of Color To The Polls

WASHINGTON (AP) — They’re asking pastors to text their congregants about the importance of voting. They’re connecting with thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria. And they’re relying on groups like the NAACP, which has tripled its spending from 2016 to energize black voters. Less than three weeks before Election Day, Democrats are sparing nothing to make sure their voters head to the polls. It’s all part of an effort to avoid the disappointment of previous elections when low ...
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President Donald Trump goes after AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka on Labor Day

President Donald Trump began Labor Day by criticizing the head of the country's largest federation of labor unions. Trump tweeted that AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka poorly represented his union in a recent television interview.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump v Trumka: president marks Labor Day with attack on union leader

AFL-CIO president criticises Nafta talks, economy on FoxTrump claim of ‘record low’ unemployment is not accurateDonald Trump started his Labor Day holiday with an attack on a top union leader. Related: Harley-Davidson lovers in Milwaukee discuss Trump, tariffs … and time Continue reading...
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Trump attacks union leader on Labor Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is starting his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader.Trump tweeted Monday that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka "represented his union poorly on television this weekend." He added:... [Author: [email protected]]
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Richard Trumka: Working people deserve our fair share

The AFL-CIO president writes on the occasion of Labor Day that unions and workers have made significant strides in the past year.
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How Silicon Valley should celebrate Labor Day

Ask any 25-year old engineer what Labor Day means to him or her, and you might get an answer like: it’s the surprise three-day weekend after a summer of vacationing. Or it’s the day everyone barbecues at Dolores Park. Or it’s the annual Tahoe trip where everyone gets to relive college. Or simply, it’s the day we get off because we all work so hard. And while founders and employees in startup land certainly work hard, wearing their 80-hour workweeks as a badge of honor, closing deals on conferenc...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, UK, US, America, Tech, Silicon Valley, Tahoe, Cleveland, Foxconn, Forrester, Dolores Park, Valley, AFL CIO, Amazon Apple, Grover Cleveland


AFL-CIO President Likes Where Revised NAFTA Deal Is Headed

David Greene talks to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who's optimistic that a NAFTA replacement deal would better serve workers. NPR's Jim Zarroli weighs in on their conversation.
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How Airbnb went from renting air beds for $10 to a $30 billion hospitality behemoth

Happy 10th anniversary Airbnb. When we first wrote about the company a decade ago, it was a spare website cobbled together by its founders for the low low price of $20,000. AirBed And Breakfast Takes Pad Crashing To A Whole New Level In the years since, the marketplace Airbnb created has radically transformed the rental landscape in cities, created an entirely new hospitality market and surged to a valuation of roughly $31 billion. We researched the number of airbeds sold every year ...
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Missouri Voters Reject Right-To-Work Law Banning Mandatory Union Fees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters delivered a resounding victory to unions Tuesday, rejecting a right-to-work law against compulsory union fees that had been passed by Republican state officials but placed on hold for more than a year after organized labor petitioned for a referendum. National and local labor unions spent millions of dollars to defeat Proposition A, hoping to reverse the momentum against them from a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling and the adoption of similar laws limit...
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Will One Of These Women Be Trump's Next Supreme Court Nominee?

President Donald Trump has not wasted time since U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced last week he is retiring. Kennedy, a moderate conservative who's been the swing vote in many human rights decisions, will step down from the bench at the end of the month. But the president is already interviewing potential candidates and plans to announce his next nominee on July 9.Six out of Trump's list of 25 potential nominees are women. One of them, federal appellate judge, Amy Coney Barre...
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AFL-CIO President 'Not Shocked' But 'Really Disgusted' By Supreme Court Union Ruling

"A bare majority of the court, over the vigorous dissent of four justices, has conceded to the dark web of corporations and wealthy donors who wish to take away the freedoms of working people," Richard Trumka says.
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A sane and moral approach to immigration

The latest fad du jour in the media is to brand President Trump a liar for trying to blame Democrats for the unholy mess along the U.S.-Mexico border. In supposedly straight news stories, the Washington Post, NPR and others simply termed Trump’s claims “false.” It’s certainly the case that Trump’s assertions and tweets were self-serving and incomplete, not to mention ungrammatical. There was a brazen quality to them, too, given that his Justice Department precipitated the recent crisis with its ...
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Trump Issues Orders Making It Easier to Fire Federal Workers

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-i...ers-1527284794 WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump signed three executive orders making it easier for the federal government to fire employees it considers to be poor performers, the White House said Friday, drawing rebukes from union representatives who said the sweeping changes were a “direct assault” on the rights of millions of workers. The orders reduce the length of time that an employee can be retained using a “performance improvement period,” curren...
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New report highlights massive pay gap between CEOs and typical workers

The AFL-CIO put it all together in its annual Executive PayWatch database.
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Will National Democrats’ Top Primary Headache Win The Nomination Tuesday?

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has gone public in attacking just one Democratic candidate this election. On Tuesday, they’ll find out if that person will be their nominee in a key congressional race. The DCCC went hard after former writer and liberal activist Laura Moser earlier this year, publicly blasting her for past writings they argued would disqualify her in the race, including one where she said she’d “rather have my teeth pulled out without anesthesia” than live in her g...
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