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  • Trumka: “Fiscal cliff” is “nonsense”, a “manufactured crisis”

    “There is no fiscal cliff! What we’re facing is an obstacle course within a manufactured crisis that was hastily thrown together in response to inflated rhetoric about our federal deficit.”

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  • Our closing argument for Election 2012

    Working people face a clear contrast of visions for America: an economy of, by, and for the rich – or an economy built on investing, training, building, and innovating so that it works for all of us.

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  • Independence Day reminder: Freedom isn’t free

    Let’s call this right-wing “freedom” catch phrase what it really is: a grossly political strategy to dupe the public, which holds the word “freedom” as something sacred.

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  • SUPREME RELIEF: Healthcare reform is constitutional

    Today, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its much-anticipated ruling on the constitutionality of President Obama’s healthcare reform bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law stands, and its implementation can continue in earnest.

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  • Citizens uniting against Citizens United

    January 21, 2012 is the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC that corporations are people, money is speech, and corporations have the right to spend as much of their money as they like to influence elections.

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  • Richard Trumka, American

    Esquire has published its Americans of the Year edition, and AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka is profiled for the feature. It’s a fascinating look into the life of a man who gets what’s happening to American workers because he has lived it.

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  • AFL-CIO Blasts Senate Republicans for Killing Jobs Act

    Despite the American Jobs Act having the support of a majority (51) U.S. Senators, it will never get an up-or-down vote in the United States Senate thanks to the unanimous opposition of Republicans – including our own Richard Burr.

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  • Wall St. Pay Reached Obscene New High in 2010

    If you are reading this, chances are good you are not among the elite executives on Wall Street who collected $135 billion in bonus money last year. Instead of being a land of opportunity, the United States is becoming a land of sacrifices. But clearly that’s not the case for everyone.

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  • Trade Union Solidarity with Egyptian People

    As the Egyptian people take to the streets and demand democracy and an end to 30 years of dictatorship, the leaders of trade union movements around the globe are joining their voices in solidarity with the Egyptian people.

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  • AFL-CIO Backs Final Passage of Health Care Bill

    Now is the time to say ‘Yes’ “When I look at the years we’ve been fighting for health care and what it means for working families to start down the path of comprehensive reform, I know the time to step forward is now,” said AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka in a video message to working families […]

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  • Rich Trumka’s Speech to National Press Club

    AFL-CIO President talks jobs, restoring the middle class, and health care In a speech delivered to the National Press Club on Monday, National AFL-CIO President, Rich Trumka, said because of the failed policies of the past three decades, the United States is “a nation with profound, unaddressed structural economic problems on a long-term, downward slide.” […]

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