February

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Union leaders hail Obama infrastructure push

"The president wants to push for public and private infrastructure investment, we say bring it on. Union workers stand ready to meet the needs of the largest project you can think up."

Why Missouri's assisted healthcare system is sick

 I've witnessed healthcare workers in a suffocating environment that is dubious from start to finish. 

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Labor’s Southern strategy finds a focus in Texas

Thiry-four percent of Houston's children live in poverty. Overall, 22 percent of the people live below the official poverty level, with racial minorities the hardest hit.

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The Congressional Budget Office minimum wage controversy

"Every time momentum builds for lifting wages, conservative ideologues say it will cost jobs. Every time they've been dead wrong."

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Union wins recognition vote among federal park workers

By a 91-9 percent margin the Treasury Employees won union recognition among 1,300 National Park Service workers in the Washington, D.C., area.

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Labor announces plan to unseat 5 GOP governors

The governors targeted for defeat are Florida's Rick Scott, Michigan's Rick Snyder, Ohio's John Kasich, Pennsylvania's Tom Corbett and Wisconsin's Scott Walker.

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AFL-CIO calls for restoration of the Voting Rights Act

The AFL-CIO's executive council unanimously passed a resolution Feb. 19 calling for the passage of strong federal legislation to restore the Voting Rights Act.

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Tennessee paper pushes Koch-connected anti-union message ahead of UAW vote

A misleading op-ed co-written by a Koch and ALEC ally, falsely claimed creating a union in a local Volkswagen plant would negatively impact the state economy and plant relations.

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Government workers march on Capitol Hill

Hundreds of AFGE members marched on Capitol Hill on Feb. 11 campaigning for national and union causes.

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Workers at Volkswagen Tenn. plant taking union recognition vote

If the union wins, the victory would make VW the UAW's second plant in the Volunteer State, but its first successful organizing drive in years in the anti-union South.

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