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Congress to Square Off Over Transportation Funding
The fires of the debt limit debate are still smoldering as Congress prepares for another massive showdown. This time, transportation funding is the issue and hopefully Congress will not balance the deal on the backs of workers, jobs and our economic future by shortchanging infrastructure improvement.
The FAA budget debate in the House cost $350 million in revenue and put 4,000 workers out of a job for two weeks. This time, we hope our leaders in Washington DC can do better.
In Other News...
Verizon Agrees to Negotiate
45,000 striking Verizon workers returned to work yesterday, after the company’s management agreed to sit down and negotiate with their workers. Union members, supporters and activists rallied nationwide in solidarity with the striking CWA and IBEW workers by picketing Verizon stores. Thank you to everyone who took part, or was planning to attend an action at a Verizon store this week! The next phase of the campaign is to be determined and we'll keep you posted.
The Guild Goes Union!
On August 13th, the six employees of the Guild Public House signed cards to join CWA local 7901, making the Guild the only unionized restaurant in Oregon that we know of that's not attached to a hotel. Support the Guild and congratulate their employees on becoming members of Oregon’s union movement!
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