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Trumka: 'Act Without Delay to End the Deportation Crisis'

Trumka: 'Act Without Delay to End the Deportation Crisis'

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement in response to the ongoing deportation crisis in the U.S.:

We face a grave moral crisis on immigration reform.  Our long-held belief is that every possible step that could be taken should be taken with great urgency.  We reiterate our urgent plea that all political leaders, in both branches, act without delay to end the deportation crisis.

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Trumka: TTIP Must Help All Working People

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Today the AFL-CIO released a statement about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in conjunction with the World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation in Berlin, Germany. Read it after the jump.

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Trumka Talks Wages and Inequality in the U.S. at the International Trade Union Confederation World Congress

This week, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, along with AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler and AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre, is in Berlin for the 2014 International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) World Congress. 

Check out this clip of an Equal Times discussion with President Trumka, where he talks about wages, the political environment and workers standing up in the United States.

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Trumka Applauds Defeat of Anti-Worker Legislation in Missouri

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement after several anti-worker bills were defeated in the Missouri legislature:

Defeating the attempt in Missouri to enact so-called “Right-to-Work” and paycheck deception legislation sends a strong signal that working people will stand together to prevail over outrageous attacks on their rights. This victory is a testament to common-sense bipartisanship and a direct blow to corporate interests whose goal is literally to hurt working people. Along with our allies, we’ll continue to build upon our successes and move forward to create better opportunities for all workers.

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ICYMI: Trumka on Inequality and the Organization for Economic Co‑operation and Development

In his opening remarks to the Organization for Economic Co‑operation and Development (OECD) Forum panel, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said: "You know, whenever I come to the OECD, it's always interesting to discover which OECD I am talking to—the Monday Forum OECD that is getting serious about income inequality and going social, or the Tuesday OECD of the Economic Outlook—the OECD that makes excuses for continued mass unemployment and stagnant wages that is the reality in the majority of the OECD countries." After the forum, he was asked which OECD he found. See Trumka's response in this video. 

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The Difficult Math of Inequality

Thousands of fast food workers took to the streets this week, staging strikes in protest over their low pay. In states where the minimum wage has not been raised above the federal level, if a worker could put together a full-time, full-year schedule, she would earn just $15,080 a year.

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Trumka: 'We've Been Talking About Infrastructure for a Long, Long Time. It's Time for Action'

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Today, working people and union members, including Ironworkers, Laborers (LIUNA), Bricklayers (BAC), Boilermakers (IBB), Electrcial Workers (IBEW), Operating Engineers (IUOE), Longshoremen (ILA), AFSCME, Seafarers (SIU), Railroad Signalmen (BRS), Transport Workers (TWU) and TCU/IAM rallied in front of the AFL-CIO's headquarters to lift up the need for jobs that build and move America through investing in our infrastructure. 

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Has Some Thoughts for Karl Rove

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Has Some Thoughts for Karl Rove

Responding to Karl Rove's comments about Hillary Rodham Clinton "suffering a brain injury," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka had some choice words to say (see tweets after the jump). 

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Trumka: Turkish Mining Disaster Is a 'Tragedy'

Responding to the news of the coal mining disaster in Manisa, Turkey, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement (after the jump). 

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Arena Football Players Join AFL-CIO

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The Arena Football League Players Union (AFLPU) will join the AFL-CIO after its Board of Player Representatives voted unanimously to affiliate with the 56 unions and 12.5 million members of the labor federation. The AFLPU, which began operations in 1987, now has 14 teams and is looking to expand into China. The union represents some 350 players, more than 90% of the league's players.

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