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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...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, AFL CIO, Pennsylvania Avenue, Elaine Suriano


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...
Tags: News, Ap, Gop, House, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, SEIU, Nancy, Trump, AFL CIO, Elissa Slotkin, Pelosi, Tim Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Seth Moulton


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...
Tags: News, Ap, Gop, House, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, SEIU, Nancy, Trump, AFL CIO, Elissa Slotkin, Pelosi, Tim Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Seth Moulton


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...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Gop, Alaska, House, PAC, Chucky, Dc, Young, Trump, Galvin, Don, Anchorage Daily News, AFL CIO, George Soros


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 ...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington, Dnc, Georgia, Ap, House, North Carolina, Naacp, Republican National Committee, Rnc, Tom Steyer, AFL CIO, Democratic National Committee, DCCC, Watkins


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]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump, AFL CIO, Richard Trumka


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...
Tags: Milwaukee, Americas, World news, US news, Canada, US politics, US economy, US domestic policy, US unions, Donald Trump, Harley Davidson, Trump, Nafta, AFL CIO, Trumka, Trump Administration


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]]
Tags: Business, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump, AFL CIO, Richard Trumka


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.
Tags: Cnn, AFL CIO, Richard Trumka


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.
Tags: News, Npr, Nafta, AFL CIO, David Greene, Richard Trumka, Jim Zarroli


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 ...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Y Combinator, New York, Obama, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Economy, Andreessen, Culture, Sharing Economy, Airbnb, Andreessen Horowitz, Denver


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...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Indiana, Ap, Missouri, Associated Press, Oklahoma, Columbia, Chesterfield, U S Supreme Court, Jim Salter, Economic Policy Institute, AFL CIO, Summer Ballentine, Louisiana State University


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...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Supreme Court, Senate, Politico, Dnc, Indiana, New York Times, Marine Corps, Catholic, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Kennedy, Trump, Antonin Scalia, U S Supreme Court


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.
Tags: News, AFL CIO, Richard Trumka, Supreme Court Union Ruling


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 ...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Obama, Congress, California, Opinion, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, America, Reagan, Sport, Soccer, Chamber of Commerce, Justice Department


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...
Tags: Congress, Washington, White House, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Weapon, Donald Trump, Political News and Discussion, Trump, Cox, House Gop, Congressional, AFL CIO, BLS, Mark Meadows, Mr Trump, American Federation of Government Employees


New report highlights massive pay gap between CEOs and typical workers

The AFL-CIO put it all together in its annual Executive PayWatch database.
Tags: Cnn, AFL CIO


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...
Tags: News, Congress, Navy, Kentucky, Georgia, Green, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Arkansas, House, Paris, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Houston, Santa Fe, Trump


GCM Grosvenor recruits ex-CFL president for MD role

GCM Grosvenor has hired Jorge Ramirez as a managing director. In his new role, Ramirez will lead labor strategies for GCM Grosvenor’s labor impact infrastructure business. Ramirez is the former president of the Chicago Federation of Labor and the former vice-president and member of the AFL-CIO‘s executive council. PRESS RELEASE Chicago – May 8, 2018 – Today, GCM Grosvenor announced the addition of one of the nation’s most prominent labor leaders to bolster its growing direct infrastructure busin...
Tags: Trends, People, Chicago, Seoul, Cfl, AFL CIO, Ramirez, Jorge, Grosvenor, Chicago Federation of Labor, Jorge Ramirez, GCM Grosvenor, New York Los Angeles London Tokyo Hong Kong, Chicago Federation of Labor CFL, Executive Council of the AFL CIO, Labor Strategies


Ohio Still Hasn't Fixed Its Unemployment Fund, Which Could be a Big Problem in a downturn

If the state went into a recession now, the unemployment compensation fund may not be able to pay laid-off workers for very long. But there’s been no progress on a bill touted as a way to fix that. Hearings on House Bill 382 have become routine with many people waiting for action. A House committee held its 20th hearing on the bill that would try to bring the state’s unemployment compensation fund to solvency. The measure has been criticized by business and labor groups, but so far there have be...
Tags: House, Ohio, Andy Chow, AFL CIO, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Don Boyd


Ohio Still Hasn't Fixed Its Unemployment Fund, Which Could be a Big Problem in a downtuurn

If the state went into a recession now, the unemployment compensation fund may not be able to pay laid-off workers for very long. But there’s been no progress on a bill touted as a way to fix that. Hearings on House Bill 382 have become routine with many people waiting for action. A House committee held its 20th hearing on the bill that would try to bring the state’s unemployment compensation fund to solvency. The measure has been criticized by business and labor groups, but so far there have be...
Tags: House, Ohio, Andy Chow, AFL CIO, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Don Boyd


PA race tighter-than-tight; Democrat claims win, GOP hangs in

Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, center, celebrates with his supporters at his election night party in Canonsburg, Pa., early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) By BILL BARROW, MARC LEVY and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press MT. LEBANON, Pa. — A razor’s edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, News, Senate, White House, China, America, Sport, Cnn, Marine, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi


Interview: Ron DeLord on the Ferguson Effect, police pensions, and why he considers Saul Alinsky a major influence

Recently, Grits interviewed Ron DeLord, the founder of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas and a lion of the Texas police union movement. An excerpt from our conversation (about pensions) was included in the latest Reasonably Suspicious podcast, but I wanted to post the full interview here.We discussed whether the "Ferguson Effect" really exists, the ongoing fiscal crisis surrounding police pensions, and DeLord's lifelong promotion of the teachings of Saul Alinsky, whose philosoph...
Tags: Google, Texas, Law, Obama, Australia, New York City, Chicago, Austin, United States, Ferguson, Dallas, Bill, Houston, City Council, Franz Fanon, Council


On immigration, one event turned the Democrats from deplorable to open-doorable

Every once in a while something really big happens, but the true impact isn’t felt until years down the road. For example, I’m sure that John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, had no idea that he would change the way the world ate lunch the day that he had a hankering for some meat between a couple of slices of bread while gambling. President Obama also probably didn’t understand the trouble he would cause by mocking Donald Trump at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Yada, yada, ya...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Obama, California, Opinion, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Wisconsin, Nevada, SEIU, Donald Trump, Dianne Feinstein, Medicaid, Clinton


An emergency physician travels to Puerto Rico. Here’s what she saw.

“In Puerto Rico, we call those plants morir vivir,” said a patient who sat by the side of the road while we checked her blood sugar. When I reached to touch the small fern, it swiftly closed its leaves shut, and then after a few minutes cautiously reopened. As a young doctor I was fascinated with the poetry of the name. “It’s just like us Puerto Ricans,” she smiled. For two weeks, I travelled with 300 AFL-CIO members to Puerto Rico as part of a multidisciplinary disaster relief effort, invited b...
Tags: Health, Maria, Puerto Rico, Emergency Medicine, San Juan, AFL CIO, Primary Care, Physician, Puerto Rico Here


Secret union negotiations aren’t in the best interest of taxpayers

Taxpayers, who fund public employees’ platinum-plated pensions, deserve to know what happens at the bargaining table when their elected representatives negotiate contracts with public-employee unions. What they’d hear would likely alarm them. But the door is locked. They’re not allowed in. Consider legislation (Assembly Bill 1455) signed into law this year that hides the records of public-employee contract negotiations even deeper behind closed doors. Public-sector collective bargaining has been...
Tags: California, Opinion, Stanford, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Jerry Brown, Times, Orange County, New York Times Magazine, California Public Records Act, Legislature, Roosevelt, AFL CIO, Franklin Roosevelt


What Labor Needs Now

You are labor. I am labor. Everyone who works for a living is labor. So why are we getting our asses kicked? Read more...
Tags: Politics, Usa, Science, Unions, Labor, The Workplace, Inequality, Too Insidery, Organizing, How Things Work, AFL CIO, All In Together Now


AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Wins A Third 4-Year Term

Trumka, who's been president since 2009, ran unopposed as did Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre. The AFL-CIO's quadrennial convention is being held in St. Louis.(Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP)
Tags: News, AFL, AFL CIO, Trumka, Richard Trumka, Liz Shuler, St Louis Image


Labor Movement Faces Challenges Amid Growing Public Support For Unions

In upcoming elections, the labor movement has among its challenges reaching every union member in a personal way about what's at stake and what the facts are, the head of the AFL-CIO told NPR.(Image credit: John Heller/AP)
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