Daily Archives: January 7, 2014

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Senate Cloture Vote for Unemployment Insurance Extension

January 6, 2014 Last year, lawmakers appallingly deserted 1.3 million jobless workers and went home for their own holiday without extending unemployment insurance benefits. Today, the Senate took an important step to assist those still searching for work when it … Continue reading

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Go Vote Today for Pamila Deichmann

Sisters and Brothers, There is a special election in House District 25 to replace Representative Julian Garret who won the Special Election for Senate District 13 to replace Kent Sorenson who resigned under investigation. The election is TODAY, January 7, … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 08 The largest slave revolt in U.S. history begins on Louisiana sugar plantations. Slaves armed with hand tools marched toward New Orleans, setting plantations and crops on fire, building their numbers to an estimated 300-500 as they went. The … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On the Confirmation of Janet Yellen as Chair of the Federal Reserve

We applaud President Obama and the Senate for making sure the most talented and experienced person takes over as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Janet Yellen is a brilliant economist deeply committed to making … Continue reading

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Many Rural Americans Left in Dust of Medicare Expansion

DES MOINES, Iowa – The number of Americans who have health coverage under the Affordable Care Act continues to grow, but a new analysis finds that, especially in rural states, there are many who still can’t gain access to affordable … Continue reading

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