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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 economi...

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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 strea...

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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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William J. ?Bill? Boarman 26th Public Printer of the United States.

William J. ?Bill? Boarman has been sworn in as the 26th Public Printer of the United States. President Barack Obama announced his appointment on December 29, 2010. Boarman will s...

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Fix the Filibuster!

"On the first day of the new session the Senate convenes to pass its rules. For decades this has been a pro forma vote, with each new Senate adopting the rules of the last one. Uda...

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Speed Matters: U.S. Needs to Boost Universal, Affordable Access to Broadband

CWA's fourth annual Speed Matters report comparing broadband speeds in every state was rolled out at a news conference with President Larry Cohen, FCC Chair Julius Genachowski, and...

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Three Weeks to Senate Rule Change Vote

How can we restore democracy and debate to the U.S. Senate? That was topic A at a forum sponsored by Common Cause, where CWA President Larry Cohen, Common Cause President and CEO B...

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