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Tickets Flying for Seeger Tribute

Tickets Flying for Seeger Tribute

Tickets are going fast for the upcoming Pete Seeger Tribute Concert. Josh White Jr., Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Emma’s Revolution and The U-Liners will pay tribute to Seeger on Sunday, Oct. 19, at The Hamilton.

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In Stockton, Calif., Investment House Franklin Templeton Eviscerates Pensions

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In the Los Angeles Times, Michael Hiltzik lays out the tale of how investment house Franklin Templeton Investments is attempting to gut the pensions of 2,400 retirees from the city of Stockton. The city has been involved in bankruptcy proceedings recently, and Franklin Templeton is trying to further cut pensions that already have faced cuts in recent years.

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Tuesday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Tuesday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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No More Passing the Buck in California: Winners and Losers of the Week

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In our regular weekly feature, we'll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the persons or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

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Wisconsin Photo ID Law Threatens Right to Vote for 300,000. Gov. Walker’s Fine with That

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UPDATE: The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 9 blocked Wisconsin from implementing the nation’s strictest voter photo ID law.  Click here to read our coverage of the decision.

On Election Day, some 300,000 registered voters in Wisconsin could have their voices silenced. And that’s exactly what Gov. Scott Walker (R), the Republican-majority state legislature and their corporate and extremist backers had in mind when they passed the restrictive voter photo ID law in 2011.

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Who Does Rick Scott Really Work For?

Who Does Rick Scott Really Work For?

Who does Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) work for? With nearly four years in office, it's pretty clear who he doesn't work for—the people of the state of Florida.

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Mark Begich Is the Right Choice for Alaska's Working Families

Mark Begich Is the Right Choice for Alaska's Working Families

In the U.S. Senate race in Alaska, there is a stark contrast between Sen. Mark Begich and Dan Sullivan. Which candidate is better for working families?

For one, Dan Sullivan supports right to work, which lowers wages and benefits for workers. And if that wasn't enough, Sullivan also came out against raising the federal minimum wage.

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Monday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Monday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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What Union Members Are Doing This Week

Welcome to our latest feature, a look at what the various AFL-CIO unions, state federations and other working family organizations are doing around the country and beyond. The labor movement is big and active—here's a look at the broad range of activities we're engaged in this week.

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Coloradans Rally Around Working Family Candidates

Take look at this video of Colorado working families kicking off their Labor 2014 mobilization to elect candidates who support policies that protect or expand our rights, raise wages and work for an economy that benefits everyone, not just the wealthy few. In Colorado, two of those candidates are Mark Udall for the U.S. Senate and John Hickenlooper for governor.

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