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Organize now to oppose lame-duck TPP


(Oct. 27, 2016) — Advocates for trade policies that bolster people and not just profits have successfully stalled a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership for more than a year and a half, but TPP proponents have pledged an all-out last ditch fight in the post-election lame-duck session of Congress. Momentum to reject and renegotiate the […]

Heck: NO on TPP, time to rethink trade deals


UPDATED (Oct. 24, 2016) — Updated to includes comment from WSLC President Jeff Johnson. OLYMPIA (Oct. 21, 2016) — U.S. Rep. Denny Heck (D-10th) announced Friday that he intends to vote “no” on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if it is brought up during the lame-duck session of Congress or thereafter until his concerns are addressed […]

McMorris Rodgers’ continued support of Trump is ‘shameful’


(Oct. 12, 2016) — Following is a statement released Tuesday by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO: “It’s downright shameful that Cathy McMorris Rodgers continues to support Donald Trump. “Other Republicans in this state and across the country have rightly repudiated Trump for his unacceptable behavior. This is a man who […]

State’s Republicans vote to delay overtime pay for millions


WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 29, 2016) –All four of Washington state’s Republican members of Congress — Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Dave Reichert, Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse — voted Wednesday for legislation that would delay overtime pay to millions of American workers. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 246-177 on Wednesday for a six-month delay […]

Wells Fargo VP funding efforts to undermine consumer watchdog


The following is from the Northwest Accountability Project: PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 23, 2016) — The Northwest Accountability Project this week called upon Wells Fargo to denounce the actions of Executive Vice President Jeffrey Grubb, who as a trustee of the Murdock Charitable Trust, is helping support the funding of organizations working to undermine the Consumer […]

Working for Trump only pays if you’re a white Wall Streeter


NEW YORK CITY (Sept. 16, 2016) — It’s well-documented that if you work for Donald Trump, there’s a good chance you won’t get paid. That’s a pretty big deal to everybody — except the rich Wall Street financiers trying to help get him elected. Seven of the 13 white men on Donald Trump’s economic team […]

Lab researchers at Cal stand together, unionize with UAW


(Sept. 16, 2016) – This week, California’s Public Employment Relations Board certified a petition filed by postdoctoral scholars working at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) to join UAW Local 5810, the union representing postdocs at the University of California. This makes LBL is the first national lab in which postdoctoral scholars have successfully organized. Like […]

Join in the National Call-In Day to stop TPP


(Sept. 14, 2016) — No matter what you hear about the Trans-Pacific Partnership being “dead,” don’t believe it! The Obama administration has announced it will seek passage of the corporate rights deal under the pretense that it will expand trade and create jobs. We’ve heard that one before. We’ve seen with our own eyes what […]

Historic new California law grants farm workers OT pay


The following if from Arturo S. Rodriguez, President of the United Farm Workers of America: SACRAMENTO (Sept. 13, 2016) — Si Se Pudo!!! On Monday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB1066, our overtime for farm workers bill into law. I want to thank each and every one of you for the support that you gave […]

Unions: Working people standing together


  (Sept. 7, 2016) — The video above — produced by the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO for its new website — explains what unions are and why they are so necessary today. When workers have a union, they have a voice on the job. Working together, they negotiate good wages and working conditions so […]




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