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Tomorrow, CWA members from coast to coast will wear red in support of our brothers and sisters who are fighting for their collective bargaining rights and in solidarity with thousa...

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CWA Standing Up For Collective Bargaining Rights!

Across the country, millions of Americans are standing up for collective bargaining rights. Find out how to get involved. Collective bargaining rights and the right to organize hav...

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Stand In Solidarity Against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's Radical Proposal And Threats!

Members of the Wisconsin Legislature: The Associated Press reports, "Gov. Scott Walker says the Wisconsin National Guard is prepared to respond if there is any unre...

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Save Public Broadcasting - SAVE CWA JOBS!

If U.S. House Republicans get their way, PBS, NPR and local radio and TV public broadcasting stations would lose their federal funding and up to 1,500 CWA members could lose their ...

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The Compensation Penalty of “right-to-work” Laws

By: Elise Gould Heidi Shierholz - "Recent proposals to advance so-called “right-to-work” (RTW) laws are being suggested in states as a way to boost economic growth. In this econo...

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Obama's/NAFTA-Style Korea Trade Deal

On December 3, 2010, President Obama backtracked on his campaign commitments to create a new American trade policy that stopped the job offshoring crisis by announcing he would bri...

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Ryan Plan Raises Middle Class Taxes, Cuts Social Programs, Enriches Wealthy

On Tuesday January 25th, House Republicans will debate and vote on instructing House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R – Wis.) to cut non-security discretionary spending back...

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Upcoming Changes To The Post-9/11 GI-Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – To bring the educational benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill closer to more Veterans and service members, President Barack Obama signed legislation Jan. 4 that stre...

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Legislative Update - Published By Illinois AFL-CIO

The Illinois General Assembly will take a two week break to allow for introduction of new bills. The Illinois House returns on Tuesday, February 1 and the Illinois Senate wi...

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A ‘Job-Killing’ Law?

House Republicans misrepresent the facts. Experts predict the health care law will have little effect on employment. When it comes to truth in labeling, House Republicans are getti...

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