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Frontier's High-Risk, Unsustainable Business Model Would Harm Illinois Consumers

In a legal brief filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) on Thursday, March 25, the IBEW urged that commissioners reject the proposed sale of Verizon's landlines to Front...

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The TRADE Act Is Trade Reform You Can Believe In!

Two of Congress' leading fair-trade champions - Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) -have worked with an array of labor, environmental, consumer, faith and ...

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Comcast-NBC Merger: A Bad Investment for America

Wall Street executives don't want you to read this. Hearings have begun on Capitol Hill over the proposed Comcast-NBC merger. The merger would give Comcast unprecedented con...

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Illinois Union Membership Rose in 2009

Union membership rose by 1 percent in Illinois in 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. Since 1989, when comparable state data became available, Illin...

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Is Anyone Home At Whirlpool?

Keep the Calls Pouring In Last Friday, thousands of you called Whirlpool Corp. headquarters asking them to Keep It Made in America and Save Our Jobs. More tha...

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Why is Obama's Trade Rep Citing the Chamber of Commerce?

In December, we told you about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's campaign against the TRADE Act -- legislation to fix NAFTA and the WTO and head in a new direction on trade. The club ...

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Tell Whirlpool: Keep It Made in America and Save Our Jobs

The Whirlpool Corp. is closing a refrigerator manufacturing plant in Evansville, Ind., putting more than 1,100 IUE-CWA members out of work. Even worse, Whirlpool will continue to p...

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Tell President Obama: Fill the NLRB Vacancies Now!

President Obama must act immediately to restore the ability of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to protect the rights of American workers by giving recess appointments to ...

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Protecting Illinois Jobs, Stopping Asian Carp!

As you may have heard, there is concern Asian carp are making their way eastward along the waterways towards Lake Michigan. Asian carp can grow to be over 100 pounds and eat much o...

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You Did It! New Trade Reform Majority

Thanks to your advocacy, the TRADE Act - the comprehensive reform bill that turns around our failed trade policy - has reached a key milestone. The bill has won support from over h...

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