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AFL-CIO Immigration Expert Appearing on Melissa Harris-Perry Show Saturday

AFL-CIO Immigration Expert Appearing on Melissa Harris-Perry Show Saturday

Ana Avendaño, assistant to the president and director of immigration and community action at the AFL-CIO, will appear on the Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC Saturday morning at 10 a.m. EDT to discuss creating a commonsense immigration process for America's 11 million aspiring citizens. 

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Jobless Rate Continues Downward Trend, but Job Growth Slows

Jobless Rate Continues Downward Trend, but Job Growth Slows

The nation’s economy added just 88,000 new jobs in March while the jobless rate dipped to 7.6% from February’s 7.7%, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

While the 88,000 jobs created reflect 36 straight months of positive job growth, during the previous 12 months job growth had averaged about 169,000 a month. The small number of new jobs also shows how important it is that Congress repeals the sequester to stop any additional job loss in the public and private sectors. These across-the-board cuts will cost more than 750,000 jobs this year alone and could derail the economic recovery.

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UAW VEBA-led Investor Group Reaches Agreement with Drug Companies on Executive Pay Clawbacks

In 2012, the federal government recovered $5 billion in settlements from drug companies that manufactured, marketed and sold products in violation of federal law.

Today, a coalition of 13 investors, led by the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, announced they had reached an agreement with six major companies to claw back executive pay when individuals in a company cause serious financial harm as a result of violating health care laws and company policies. 

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ALEC's ‘Kill-Shots’ for Paid Sick Leave

ALEC's ‘Kill-Shots’ for Paid Sick Leave

Earlier this week, we told you that a coalition of unions and community groups were able to move a paid sick leave bill to near fruition in New York City, while we also brought you a column by Ellen Bravo, director of Family Values @ Work, that explored the momentum behind the growing paid sick leave drive in cities across the country.

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