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    By Doug Cunningham Thousands of people will "school Trump" the day before the Inauguration January 19th with tweets at #SchoolTrump Tweetstorm. Public education supporters - students, parents and educators -will also protest at schools against what they say is "Trump's anti--immigrant, fear-based rhetoric and policies" while defending public education.


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    By Doug Cunningham The AFL-CIO is joining more than 80 other national organizations in opposition to the nomination of Rep. Tom Price as Trump's Health and Human Services Secretary. A petition opposing the nomination is available online at the AFL-CIO site and others. Price's nomination hearing is Wednesday.


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    By Doug Cunningham General Motors says it will invest another one billion dollars in U.S. auto plants in 2017. That's on top of the $2.9 billion in U.S. investments GM announced last year. United Auto Workers Vice President Cindy Estrada says the GM announcement emerged as a result of the 2015 collective bargaining agreement with the UAW.


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    By Doug Cunningham The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case on mandatory arbitration agreements. Workers are being forced to sign mandatory arbitration agreements that waive their rights to go to court as conditions of employment nationwide.


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    By Doug Cunningham American Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein says the U.S. Postal Service remains threatened by some who want to privatize it. And he says the people have to join the union in fending off privatization so America can retain universal postal service.


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    By Doug Cunningham New York's Environmental Conservation Commissioner says state officials expect to cite the Momentive chemical plant with environmental violations. Hundreds of workers with IUE-CWA 81359 are striking at Momentive.Recent meetings with the company failed to resolve strike issues.


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    By Doug Cunningham As the nation commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King's struggles for justice - and as we face the beginning of another momentous struggle with its own March On Washington in just a few days - let's also remember Dr. King's defense of worker rights. He was killed by an assassin's bullet while in solidarity with striking Memphis public sanitation workers.


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    By Doug Cunningham On Sunday January 15th National Nurses United are making what they say is their first stand to resist harmful policies of the new administration in Washington. It's a national day of action to save health care. NNU Co-President Deborah Burger. [Deborah Burger]: "We want to save health care for everyone. We want to expand Medicare and Medicaid.


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    By Doug Cunningham OSHA accepted union petitions this week to develop a national federal workplace violence prevention standard. The AFL-CIO, National Nurses United, AFGE, AFSCME, AFT, CWA, SEIU, USW, and the Teamsters. Healthcare and social workers testified at an OSHA hearing telling their stories about experiences with workplace violence.


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    By Doug Cunningham The University of California system is one of the ten richest universities in the country. But Teamsters Local 2010 President Jason Rabinowitz says university workers are suffering from low wages and years without raises. [Jason Rabinowitz]: "The workers are about eighty percent women, two-thirds people of color.


    Read More...
    By Doug Cunningham Thousands of people will "school Trump" the day before the Inauguration January 19th with tweets at #SchoolTrump Tweetstorm. Public education supporters - students, parents and educators -will also protest at schools against what they say is "Trump's anti--immigrant, fear-based rhetoric and policies" while defending public education.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham The AFL-CIO is joining more than 80 other national organizations in opposition to the nomination of Rep. Tom Price as Trump's Health and Human Services Secretary. A petition opposing the nomination is available online at the AFL-CIO site and others. Price's nomination hearing is Wednesday.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham General Motors says it will invest another one billion dollars in U.S. auto plants in 2017. That's on top of the $2.9 billion in U.S. investments GM announced last year. United Auto Workers Vice President Cindy Estrada says the GM announcement emerged as a result of the 2015 collective bargaining agreement with the UAW.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case on mandatory arbitration agreements. Workers are being forced to sign mandatory arbitration agreements that waive their rights to go to court as conditions of employment nationwide.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham American Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein says the U.S. Postal Service remains threatened by some who want to privatize it. And he says the people have to join the union in fending off privatization so America can retain universal postal service.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham New York's Environmental Conservation Commissioner says state officials expect to cite the Momentive chemical plant with environmental violations. Hundreds of workers with IUE-CWA 81359 are striking at Momentive.Recent meetings with the company failed to resolve strike issues.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham As the nation commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King's struggles for justice - and as we face the beginning of another momentous struggle with its own March On Washington in just a few days - let's also remember Dr. King's defense of worker rights. He was killed by an assassin's bullet while in solidarity with striking Memphis public sanitation workers.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham On Sunday January 15th National Nurses United are making what they say is their first stand to resist harmful policies of the new administration in Washington. It's a national day of action to save health care. NNU Co-President Deborah Burger. [Deborah Burger]: "We want to save health care for everyone. We want to expand Medicare and Medicaid.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham OSHA accepted union petitions this week to develop a national federal workplace violence prevention standard. The AFL-CIO, National Nurses United, AFGE, AFSCME, AFT, CWA, SEIU, USW, and the Teamsters. Healthcare and social workers testified at an OSHA hearing telling their stories about experiences with workplace violence.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham The University of California system is one of the ten richest universities in the country. But Teamsters Local 2010 President Jason Rabinowitz says university workers are suffering from low wages and years without raises. [Jason Rabinowitz]: "The workers are about eighty percent women, two-thirds people of color.


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