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In January 2014, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, responding to the introduction of the latest “Fast Track” legislation, said, “It is past time for the United States to get off the corporate hamster wheel on trade.”
On the issue of trade, investment and global economic rules, America’s workers—and our brothers and sisters overseas—certainly are on a hamster wheel.Read more >>>
MPYCCLC: 5th ANNUAL LABOR DAY PICNIC IN SALEM
Salem’s Riverfront Park was the site of the 5th Annual Labor Day Picnic sponsored by Marion-Polk-Yamhill Counties Central Labor Council (MPYCCLC), AFL-CIO.
Salem, OR – On Monday September 1, delegates from 29 local unions in the Tri-County area gathered to host friends and family of affiliated unions and allied organizations. Two bounce houses and a joust were enjoyed by the kids and adults alike. Bar-B-Q chicken and pulled pork rounded an excellent picnic menu. Donations of non-perishable food and cash were donated to Marion-Polk Food Share. The event included the following guest speakers:
Transport Workers (TWU) Local 527 provides support services for U.S. troops as they train and learn signal command at the Fort Gordon military base in Augusta, Ga. TWU members do everything from issuing and repairing equipment and vehicles to making sure the well water is safe to drink and the facilities are heating and cooling properly. Read the full article>>>
When President Barack Obama first announced his candidacy for president, he said: “I am running in this race because of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called ‘the fierce urgency of now.’ Because I believe that there’s such a thing as being too late. And that hour is almost upon us.” Like Dr. King, our president was calling on America to make real the promises of our democracy. That fierce urgency of now is here for thousands of refugee children from Central America. I know many of these kids’ stories because it is my story, too. Read more >>>
“Too many voters are being disenfranchised in this country, and much of it is intentional,” said Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain. “In too many states we have seen calculated efforts to lower voter registration, the deliberate spreading of misinformation, improper purging of voter rolls and more. What’s worse is that the Supreme Court failed to stand up for voting rights just months ago.”
March for Immigration Reform in Hermiston
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