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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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Trump Is Wrong for Working Women

If you haven't figured it out yet, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is wrong for working women. He has made this clear throughout his life and continues to do so with his words and policy proposals this election. He doesn’t support women, and women shouldn't support him. AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler introduces this video that takes a look at Trump's history with women.

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Unions Honor 9/11 Victims and Survivors by Building One World Trade Center

Unions Honor 9/11 Victims and Survivors by Building One World Trade Center

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, some of the smartest minds in the country already were working on ideas on how to memorialize the tragedy. The ensuing discussions led to the design and building of One World Trade Center, which was completed in 2015 as not only the tallest building in the Western hemisphere, but one of the safest and strongest buildings ever built.

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Hillary Clinton Has Always Stood with the 9/11 First Responders and Their Families

On a fall morning 15 years ago, the unthinkable happened and thousands died in the worst terrorist attack to take place on American soil. Within moments, our heroic first responders rushed into action to save lives and prevent further tragedy. But the reach of the terrorists went beyond 9/11 and many of our bravest men and women suffered, and continued to suffer, from illnesses and injuries that resulted from their heroism.

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NFL Gameday: Brought to You by America's Unions

If you're like me and millions of other Americans, the beginning of the National Football League season is one of the more fun times of the year. Week 1 means that all of our teams are still in contention (at least for one more day). In contention all season, though, are the working people who bring you Game Day. Nearly every aspect of the NFL experience, in the stadium or at home, is brought to you by union members.

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