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Maine State Rep.: ‘Wis. War Is About Every Worker’

Wow. Amazing support for Wisconsin workers under siege. This in from Maine state Rep. Diane Russell.

I grew up quite poor in western Maine. The only reason I have the chance to serve the people of this great state is because of public financing. The great thing about public financing is that I am entirely beholden to the best interests of my people, not to the Corporatocracy that has taken over our democratic Republic.

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Labor College Offers Green Workplace Representative Program

Courses in the National Labor College’s (NLC‘s) new Green Workplace Representative Certificate Program will begin on June 26. The program consists of four required, weeklong courses. Students must complete 12 credits to earn the certificate.

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Proposed Ohio, Missouri Laws Lower Wages

A new analysis shows workers in states with laws like those proposed in Ohio and Missouri, which supporters misleadingly call “right to work,” have lower wages, whether they belong to a union or not.

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Wis.’s Walker Sends Police After Democrats

Law enforcement officers have been sent to hunt down Wisconsin Democratic state lawmakers who are boycotting a Senate vote on Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) attempts to gut pay and destroy bargaining rights for state employees. Walker earlier threatened to call the National Guard on public employees and their allies if they protested or went on strike against his attacks on the middle class.

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Unemployed Can’t Get Jobs Because They Are…Unemployed

As if finding a job isn’t hard enough, unemployed workers now face the added hurdle of being discriminated against because they don’t have a job. Speaking today before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project (NELP),  said that practices barring the unemployed from job availabilities have been growing around the country—and place a disproportionate burden on older workers, African Americans and other workers facing high levels of long-term unemployment.

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AFL-CIO, Chamber in Rare Agreement, Urge Infrastructure Investments

The AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Commerce don’t agree on very much. But today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Chamber President Thomas Donohue told a Senate committee that labor and business agree on the vital need to invest in the nation’s transportation infrastructure to create jobs and boost the economy.

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Huge Protest Greets ‘Hosni Walker’s’ Attack on Wisconsin Workers

More than 15,000 people, including public employees, union activists and community supporters, jammed into the Capitol Square in Madison, Wis., yesterday to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) plan to strip away state workers’ rights and decimate family-supporting middle-class jobs. Some 3,000 massed inside the Capitol building where a hearing on the bill was under way.

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House Republican Budget Plan Hits Working Families, Spares CEOs

The nation’s No. 1 priority is  getting the nation’s job-creation engine running again. But House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his gang instead have unveiled a budget plan that slams working families and is a “naked payback” to Wall Street CEOs, says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

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Packers Support Wis. Public Employees

Members of the reigning Super Bowl champs have come out in strong support of the state’s public employees and in opposition to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s attacks on the state’s public servants, which include threats to call out the National Guard if they strike or protest his extreme measures.

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Boehner on Job Loss from Republican Budget: ‘So Be It’

The truth is finally out.

Despite all his cries—and we’re not talking about his tendency to tear up—of “Where are the jobs?” and criticism about  President Obama’s jobs record during the campaign, House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) really doesn’t give a (fill in the blank) about jobs or the people who find themselves on the unemployment line.

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