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Trumka and Sen. Merkley Call for Senate to Approve NLRB Nominees

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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka appeared together Wednesday at a Center for American Progress event to call on the U.S. Senate to move forward on confirming President Obama's nominations to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). If those confirmations fail to be approved, the board would fall below a quorum on Aug. 1 and no longer would be able to do its job of protecting America's workers.

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Will the NLRB be Able to Protect Workers’ Rights?

The workplace rights of millions of working people will be at risk if the U.S. Senate does not approve President Obama’s five bipartisan nominees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). This morning, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka joined Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) for a discussion of the NLRB’s role as an advocate for all U.S. workers, how the board can function in the face of Republican attempts to prevent it from doing its job and potential Senate rule changes to end the obstructionism that’s blocking NLRB nominees. The discussion was held at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C.

Stay tuned for a video of the discussion!

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July 10 Discussion: Will the NLRB Be Able to Protect Workers' Rights?

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The workplace rights of millions of working people will be at risk if the U.S. Senate does not approve President Obama’s five bipartisan nominees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). On July 10, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will join Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) for a discussion of the NLRB’s role as an advocate for all U.S. workers, how the board can function in the face of Republican attempts to prevent it from doing its job and potential Senate rule changes to end the obstructionism that’s blocking NLRB nominees.

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Senate Votes to Begin Floor Debate on Immigration Bill

The U.S. Senate today voted 84-15 to begin debate on the Gang of Eight's immigration bill, The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, after Republicans failed to muster a filibuster. The legislation provides a road map to citizenship for aspiring Americans.

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Working Families to Lobby Congress on Immigration Policy

Working Families to Lobby Congress on Immigration Policy

This week, working families are calling 27 U.S. senators and urging them to vote for an immigration reform bill that provides a reliable road map to citizenship for more than 11 million aspiring Americans. The bill is expected to reach the floor of the Senate this week, and the labor movement is ramping up its national campaign in support of the bill through phone calls, Internet advertisements and by having more than 50 leaders and allies from 24 states fly to Washington, D.C., to lobby elected officials on Wednesday, the first full day of Senate debate.

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Trumka and Nuns on the Bus' Sister Simone Campbell: 'Don't Fall for the False Choices on Immigration'

Trumka and Nuns on the Bus' Sister Campbell: 'Don't Fall for the False Choices on Immigration'

Creating a commonsense immigration process, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Sister Simone Campbell of NETWORK's Nuns on the Bus write in a Tallahassee Democrat Op-Ed, "Is fundamentally about protecting family values and defending the dignity of workers."

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Trumka: Senate Judiciary Committee Immigration Bill an 'Enormous Step' Toward Healing an Injustice

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in response to the Senate Judiciary Committee's immigration bill: 

Today brings to mind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s wise and hopeful words, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” More than 11 million aspiring Americans took a big step toward becoming citizens today with the bipartisan Senate Judiciary Committee vote. That reflects an enormous step toward healing an injustice, the deportation crisis that has wrecked families, communities and workplaces for far too long.

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Trumka: The 'Grand Bargain' Is a Dead End

Most voters agree that big corporations and the wealthy should start paying their fair share in taxes. But, of course, big corporations and the wealthy don’t want to do that. They want to pay less, and they are used to getting their way. So what do you do?

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The Future of Work, Unions? Tune into the AFL-CIO Tweet Chat with President Trumka

The Future of Work, Unions? Tune into the AFL-CIO Tweet Chat with President Trumka

We need to talk—about the future of workers and the union movement.

We've all seen the numbers: People are working harder (and have longer hours) and still can't get ahead. Staggering inequality is on the rise and fewer workers have a voice on the job.

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Trumka Calls on Obama Administration to Cease Deportations of Aspiring Citizens

Sebastian Velasquez saw his family for the last time when they were helping him move into his Georgetown University dorm before the start of his first semester. A few months later, he found out that his father, mother and sister were in deportation proceedings. They were eventually deported to Colombia.

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