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Kenneth Quinnell

I am a long-time blogger, campaign staffer and political activist.  Before joining the AFL-CIO in 2012, I worked as labor reporter for the blog Crooks and Liars.  Previous experience includes Communications Director for the Darcy Burner for Congress Campaign and New Media Director for the Kendrick Meek for Senate Campaign, founding and serving as the primary author for the influential state blog Florida Progressive Coalition and more than 10 years as a college instructor teaching political science and American History.  My writings have also appeared on Daily Kos, Alternet, the Guardian Online, Media Matters for America, Think Progress, Campaign for America's Future and elsewhere.  I am the proud father of three future progressive activists, an accomplished rapper and karaoke enthusiast.

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Hillary Clinton's Values Are Union Values

Get ready for tonight's presidential debate by checking out this video of Randie, a steelworker from Toledo, Ohio. She talks about what's at stake in this presidential election and why she thinks Hillary Clinton is the only person qualified for the job. Randie survived cancer but she's afraid America wouldn't be able to survive Donald Trump.

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In the States Roundup

It's time once again to take a look at the battles for the rights of working families in the states. Here is what the unions in the states are talking about this week. Click on any of the links to follow the state federations and labor councils on Twitter.

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Does Donald Trump Owe You Money?

Does Donald Trump Owe You Money?

Remember last week when you stopped by the coffee shop and bought a cheap, quick cup of your favorite caffeinated beverage? With a national average of about $2.70 for a 16-ounce cup and an 8.4% sales tax rate, you probably paid about 22 cents in taxes. If so, it's likely you paid more in taxes for that cup of coffee than Donald Trump paid in federal income taxes for the past 20 years.

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