Daily Archives: April 15, 2016

Supreme Court Should Allow Implementation of DAPA Policies for the Sake of Working Families

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the oral argument in the U.S. v. Texas Case We are confident that the Court will reverse the Fifth Circuit decision and allow the much-needed Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred … Continue reading

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Taxation without representation – representation without taxation

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AFL-CIO Stands with Brazilian Workers and their Defense of Democracy

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Brazilian labor organizations’ support for share prosperity, stability and democracy The AFL-CIO vehemently rejects the effort to invalidate the progressive policies and achievements designed to build inclusive democracy in Brazil. We firmly support the … Continue reading

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The Grassley is Always Greener

What a difference a decade makes. It was not so long ago that a new era of conservative jurisprudence was supposedly underway, as President George W. Bush struck a fatal blow to judicial activists everywhere through his appointment of Judges … Continue reading

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Progressive Group’s Provocative Ad Targets Grassley On SCOTUS

The progressive group Agenda Project Action Fund released a new ad this week targeting Senator Chuck Grassley over his refusal to hold a hearing for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. The group says they’re running it in Iowa, though didn’t … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 16 Employers lock out 25,000 New York City garment workers in a dispute over hiring practices. The Int’l Ladies’ Garment Workers Union calls a general strike; after 14 weeks, 60,000 strikers win union recognition and the contractual right to … Continue reading

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