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Appeal of the 'Made in America' Label Helps Bring Jobs Home

It's Time to Bring Jobs Home

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This week, leading up to July 4, we're highlighting American products, jobs and stories for our Made in America series. What are your favorite Made in America products? Please comment below and share your ideas.

Here’s an encouraging trend—it may not be big yet, but several mainstream media outlets have recently featured major stories on U.S. companies that are “reshoring” their manufacturing and bringing jobs home. We told you about Master Lock in Milwaukee last week. Here’s a look at some others.

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Subjects of Moore’s 'SiCKO' to Reunite in Philadelphia

Subjects of Moore’s 'SiCKO' to Reunite in Philadelphia

Michael Moore’s 2007 film "SiCKO" brought the story of America’s broken health care system to startling light with the sometimes tragic stories of those the system failed and the big insurance companies and pharmaceutical corporations that made hundreds of billions of dollars. Moore and many of those from the film will hold a five-year "SiCKO" reunion tomorrow night in Philadelphia, just two days after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act.

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Made in America: July 4 Shopping List, Fire up the Grill, Union Style

World War I July 4 Poster

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This week, leading up to July 4, we're highlighting American products, jobs and stories for our Made in America series. What are your favorite Made in America products? Please comment and share your ideas.

What better way to spend July 4 than barbecuing and hosting a cookout that’s actually Made in America? We’ve made it easy for you this year by compiling a holiday shopping list from Union Plus, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's LA Labor 411's website and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) for all your union-made products. Here are some highlights:

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Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform—and We Have Much Work Ahead

John August, executive director of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, sends us this update on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act today. The coalition is an alliance of 29 local unions representing 90,000 health care workers.

Important and good news: The pathway to provide health care for all of our people has survived. Since the Civil War, many attempts to extend health care for all have failed. As of today, June 28, 2012, the path has finally been cleared.

Of course, the law is not an extension of Medicare for all, nor does it guarantee health care for all tomorrow. It certainly does not guarantee health care for all that is equitable, affordable and of the highest quality. Those struggles are still before us.

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Romney Wants to Take Away Health Care from Millions of Americans

Mitt Romney was for health care reform before he was against it—like just about every issue he’s taken multiple positions on.

Today, Romney declared he would repeal the nation’s health care reform law even though it was upheld this morning by the U.S. Supreme Court.

In doing so, Romney would take away health care coverage from more than 3.1 million young adults covered under their parents’ plans and put at risk more than 105 million Americans who are now benefiting from the elimination of lifetime limits and the coverage of preventive services without cost-sharing. To read more about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, click here

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New Type of Union, A Responsible Consumers Union

I hope to meld the power of the consumer over corporations and the power of the union over politics to bring the blessings of liberty to the majority. Hello my name is Frank Scruggs and I'm an inventor and displaced Detroit autoworker...

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Supreme Court Upholds the Health Care Reform Law

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision this morning upholding the Affordable Care Act.

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Shoppers Food Warehouse Retaliating Against Workers

Chris Garlock is the coordinator of Union Cities Program of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO.

UFCW Local 400 is urging area activists to call Shoppers Food Warehouse – 1-855-746-7737 – to demand that management stop retaliating against workers.

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Rand Paul Scuttles D.C. Budget Bill with 'Right to Work' Amendment

Alya Solomon is the assistant legislative/political coordinator of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) derailed the D.C. Budget Autonomy Act yesterday when he launched what DC Vote called “a full-scale assault on DC Home Rule.” In addition to controversial amendments regarding guns and abortions, Rand proposed extending anti-labor “right to work” laws to the District.

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Unions, Others React to Court Upholding Health Care Reform

Here’s a look at other reactions to today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement to purchase health insurance.

AFT:

At a time when so many Americans are struggling to get by and students continue to graduate from college with a mountain of debt and few job prospects, this law puts health care within reach for working families, keeps our communities healthier and ensures that Americans can get the treatment they need, when they need it, without battling big insurance companies. We need to work together to build upon the success of the Affordable Care Act, not prolong partisan attempts to tear it apart.

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