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Modernization of Chicago Transit to Be Completed by Chicago's Working People

Modernization of Chicago Transit to Be Completed by Chicago's Working People

The Chicago Transit Board awarded a contract this week to CSR Sifang America JV to build the newest generation of Chicago Transit Authority rail cars as part of the city's modernization program. CSR has pledged to build a new rail car assembly facility in Chicago, the first new assembly of its kind in 35 years. The investment of $40 million is expected to generate 170 jobs, while also reducing maintenance costs and reducing power use through the use of more efficient technology.

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Senate Should Schedule Hearing and Vote on Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

Senate Should Schedule Hearing and Vote on Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Education, Not Deportation! North Carolina State AFL-CIO Calls on DHS to Protect Immigrant Students

Education, Not Deportation! North Carolina State AFL-CIO Calls on DHS to Protect Immigrant Students

In a letter sent last week, the North Carolina State AFL-CIO demanded that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson end the ongoing practice of immigration raids that are terrorizing our communities and requested protection for the Central American teenagers who are enrolled in the state’s public schools.

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Flint Families Come to Washington to Demand Answers and Solutions from Rick Snyder

Photo courtesy Sam Inglot on Twitter

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) will soon be in Washington, D.C., to give testimony to the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee about the Flint water crisis. But he won't be the only one arriving in the nation's capital to talk about his disgrace. Five Flint, Mich., families coping with the aftermath of the crisis also will be in Washington to share their stories. AFL-CIO and the community group Flint Rising are working to ensure these families have their voices heard, too.

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The Poster Child for Corporate Greed: Winners and Losers of the Week

Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights.

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Trumka: Trump Would Make Life 'Exponentially Worse' for Working People

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka spoke recently about the dangers of the Donald Trump (R) presidential campaign, in an op-ed in the Providence Journal and an appearance on “Matter of Fact with Fernando Espuelas.”

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The Working People Weekly List

Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List.

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Construction Unions Help Wounded Veteran Renovate Virginia Home

Construction Unions Help Wounded Veteran Renovate Virginia Home

Last weekend, Washington, D.C.-area construction unions worked with the Wounded Warrior Project to renovate the Virginia home of a veteran wounded while serving in the Iraq War. Marine Cpl. Brandon Burns was wounded by sniper fire in Al Falluja, Iraq, in 2004, and the left side of his body has been paralyzed since. Now the man who paid a big cost in service of his country is getting much-needed renovations to his home.

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Why Are Millennials Worse Off Than You Are?

Why Are Millennials Worse Off Than You Are?

Ever feel like you’ve been set up to fail?

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Do You Know Where Your Nabisco Treats Are Made?

Members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) working at Nabisco plants throughout the United States take great pride in producing the iconic products that have been a part of millions of Americans’ lives for more than 50 years.

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