Daily Archives: December 2, 2015

FAST Act Should Be Passed Immediately

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the pending Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act in the US Congress: The FAST Act is critical and forward thinking legislation that should be passed immediately. This bill represents a significant and long … Continue reading

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Opening Statement to today’s meeting of the School Finance Inequities Study Committee by Co-Chair Senator Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington

“Every one of the school funding problems we will discuss today would be a smaller problem if we had bipartisan support for an adequate increase in basic aid to our schools.” Opening Statement to today’s meeting of the School Finance … Continue reading

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GOP’s Medicaid Mess Turns Into A Scandal

Guest Post from House Minority Leader Mark Smith The night before Thanksgiving, the GOP’s Medicaid mess turned into a scandal. A judge threw out the WellCare contract for Medicaid privatization because Branstad and his GOP friends broke the rules. The … Continue reading

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Senator McConnell is Failing 9/11 First Responders

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Senator Mitch McConnell blocking the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act:   Senator McConnell recently said, “In Congress we have a responsibility to advocate for our service members and veterans, and … Continue reading

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Labor History

December 03 Textile strikers win 10-hour day, Fall River, Mass. – 1866 The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passes an ordinance setting an 8-hour workday for all city employees – 1867 IWW union Brotherhood of Timber Workers organized – 1910 … Continue reading

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