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    By Doug Cunningham As worker issues get addresses by Trump and Republicans in Washington AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka says the labor movement's job is to let workers know how those policies impact working families. And Trumka says if workers get the truth of how they are being affected you will see more worker unity on issues all workers have in common.


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    By Doug Cunningham Four national unions that are part of a new Labor For Our Revolution network are supporting the May 1st worker protests dubbed "A Day Without Immigrants". The Communications Workers of America, Amalgamated Transit Union, National Nurses United and United Electrical Workers are calling for broad labor support for the May Day actions.


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    By Doug Cunningham The National Employment Law Project is out with a survey of 70 years of data that shows higher minimum wages don't cost jobs. The report says to the contrary, employment has usually increased after increases in the federal minuimum wage. The National Employment Law Project looked at data from 1938-2009 re: federal minium wage hikes.


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    By JoAnne Powers A federal judge on Friday expressed skepticism about portions of a Trump administration order which would halt federal funding to cities, counties and states which refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agents.


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    By Doug Cunningham Writers Guild of America (WGA) workers are taking a strike authorization vote April 19th through the 24th. Writers Guild boards on both coasts are also urging members of the union to vote yes on strike authorization against the Alliance of Motion Picture and TV Producers. Zoanne Clack is on the Writers Guild of America West Board.


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    By Doug Cunningham What has the Republican Congress and White House done for, or to, workers in their first 100 days? House Speaker Paul Ryan proclaimed they would help the unemployed, the sick and educate the young.


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    By Doug Cunningham With time running out United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts is still fighting for Congress to pass the Miners Protection Act by the end of April. It keeps a promise to save pensions and health care for retired miners and dependents.


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    By Doug Cunningham American University grad student workers will soon see their overwhelming vote to join SEIU Local 500 certified by the National Labor Relations Board. That union local also represents adjunct faculty at American University in Washington, D.C. The union victory for the grad student workers came after several months of talks with the university administration.


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    By Doug Cunningham [Donna Smith]: "Nobody can let their guard down now and think that this means Republicans aren't gonna go back at it at some point." Progressive Democrats of America Executive Director Donna Smith cautioning healthcare activists not to rest on the laurels of defeating Trump-care.


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    By Doug Cunningham In an ongoing Department of Labor hearing process Google is being charged with widespread, systematic gender wage discrimination. Google denies it discriminates against female workers. But in the proceedings in San Francisco, the U.S. Labor Department says Google is guilty of "extreme" gender pay discrimination.


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    By Doug Cunningham As worker issues get addresses by Trump and Republicans in Washington AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka says the labor movement's job is to let workers know how those policies impact working families. And Trumka says if workers get the truth of how they are being affected you will see more worker unity on issues all workers have in common.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham Four national unions that are part of a new Labor For Our Revolution network are supporting the May 1st worker protests dubbed "A Day Without Immigrants". The Communications Workers of America, Amalgamated Transit Union, National Nurses United and United Electrical Workers are calling for broad labor support for the May Day actions.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham The National Employment Law Project is out with a survey of 70 years of data that shows higher minimum wages don't cost jobs. The report says to the contrary, employment has usually increased after increases in the federal minuimum wage. The National Employment Law Project looked at data from 1938-2009 re: federal minium wage hikes.


    Read More...

    By JoAnne Powers A federal judge on Friday expressed skepticism about portions of a Trump administration order which would halt federal funding to cities, counties and states which refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agents.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham Writers Guild of America (WGA) workers are taking a strike authorization vote April 19th through the 24th. Writers Guild boards on both coasts are also urging members of the union to vote yes on strike authorization against the Alliance of Motion Picture and TV Producers. Zoanne Clack is on the Writers Guild of America West Board.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham What has the Republican Congress and White House done for, or to, workers in their first 100 days? House Speaker Paul Ryan proclaimed they would help the unemployed, the sick and educate the young.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham With time running out United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts is still fighting for Congress to pass the Miners Protection Act by the end of April. It keeps a promise to save pensions and health care for retired miners and dependents.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham American University grad student workers will soon see their overwhelming vote to join SEIU Local 500 certified by the National Labor Relations Board. That union local also represents adjunct faculty at American University in Washington, D.C. The union victory for the grad student workers came after several months of talks with the university administration.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham [Donna Smith]: "Nobody can let their guard down now and think that this means Republicans aren't gonna go back at it at some point." Progressive Democrats of America Executive Director Donna Smith cautioning healthcare activists not to rest on the laurels of defeating Trump-care.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham In an ongoing Department of Labor hearing process Google is being charged with widespread, systematic gender wage discrimination. Google denies it discriminates against female workers. But in the proceedings in San Francisco, the U.S. Labor Department says Google is guilty of "extreme" gender pay discrimination.


    Read More...

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