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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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Jay-Z Asks California Audience to Support Prison Reform Ballot Measure

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Megastar rapper Jay-Z doesn't throw his clout behind political causes too often, but when he does, it has the potential to influence his huge audience. In a performance at the Rose Bowl last week, he asked members of the California audience to support Prop. 47 in November.

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Make the Union Choice, Switch to AT&T Wireless

Make the Union Choice, Switch to AT&T Wireless

Many union members choose to buy union-made food, gifts and other products, but did you also know you can make the union choice when it comes to your wireless provider?

All dues-paying union members and their families are eligible for AT&T’s 15% monthly discount on select monthly wireless plans. Additionally, Union Plus Credit Card holders are eligible to receive up to a $100 rebate on the purchase of a new smartphone, as well as up to a $150 rebate when switching from competing wireless providers like Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile.

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North Carolina Doesn't Want You to Vote: Winners and Losers of the Week

North Carolina Doesn't Want You to Vote: Winners and Losers of the Week

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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What We're Reading Today: Monday News Roundup

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

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Reconnecting McDowell Set to Build Housing to Attract Teachers

Reconnecting McDowell Set to Build Housing to Attract Teachers

In 2011, AFT spearheaded the launch of Reconnecting McDowell, an unprecedented public-private partnership to improve educational opportunity and address complex social and economic problems in the community of McDowell County, W.Va. Now in an effort to help attract teachers to this central Appalachia community, Reconnecting McDowell will construct a new housing development in the town of Welch.

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116 Win Union Plus Scholarships

116 Win Union Plus Scholarships

The 2014 Union Plus Scholarship program has awarded 116 union members and union family members $150,000 in higher education scholarships, ranging from $500 to $4,000. Click here to see the scholarship winners and their unions.

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Golden Gate Bridge Workers Trying to Bridge the Gap, but Management Balking

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The 450 workers in the 13 unions that comprise the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition have authorized a strike if a new agreement cannot be reached. The ferry deckhands and captains; bus servicers and mechanics; bridge ironworkers and inspectors; and construction tradesmen and women have been working without a contract since July 1.

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AFGE Stands in Solidarity with Postal Workers’ Staples Boycott

AFGE President J. David Cox Sr. says:

Every AFGE member, every member of the AFL-CIO, every union member in this country is standing with the American Postal Workers. We are not shopping at Staples. We are not selling the United States mail.

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

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

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

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