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Michigan Republicans Pass 'Right to Work' for Less Bills Without Hearings or Input from Residents

Michigan Republicans Pass 'Right to Work' for Less Legislation Without Hearings or Input from Residents

Chris Savage is a Michigan-based political writer and owner of Eclectablog. You also can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and President Barack Obama spoke out against "right to work" for less legislation yesterday. These types of laws reduce wages and benefits for working families.  

Two days ago, I reported that Michigan Republicans, along with Gov. Rick Snyder, were planning on making Michigan the nation’s 24th “right to work” for Less (RTWFL) state by the end of the year. The timetable was, apparently, far more aggressive than that. The very next day after Snyder announced RTWFL was “on the table,” he held a joint press conference with House Speaker Jase Bolger and Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville saying that he was asking for the legislation to be passed and that he would sign it into law.

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Trumka On Trump On Trade

In a new video, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka calls out Donald Trump for his complete hypocrisy on trade. While Trump makes grand promises on trade, his history tells us a different story.

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Made In America Week: Take a Made-in-America Vacation

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It's Made in America week, and we'll be spotlighting a different product area every day so that working families can show their solidarity for their sisters and brothers. Today, we take a look at vacations.

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Made in America Week: Beer and Wine

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It's Made in America week, and we'll be spotlighting a different product area every day so that working families can show their solidarity for their sisters and brothers. Today, we take a look at beer and wine.

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How Much Is College Going to Cost This Year?

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It’s that time of year. Families are preparing to send students off to college for the 2016-2017 school year, shopping for union-made school supplies and doing the really fun things, like filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

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My Family Was Undocumented

My Family Was Undocumented

We’d been holding our breath all of June, waiting for yet another Supreme Court decision that could change the lives of millions of Californians. Heartbroken and disappointed, but not surprised, this court denied our dream of opportunities for the millions of immigrant workers who are at risk every day. At risk of getting separated from their families, at risk of employer exploitation, at risk of returning to a country they hardly remember, at risk of losing their children.

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Trump Would Create the Largest Deficit in U.S. History: Winners and Losers of the Week

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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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Join the Conversation Tuesday: Trading Up from the TPP

On Tuesday, the AFL-CIO will host a conference examining all aspects of U.S. trade policy. It’s called “Trading Up: A Critical Perspective on Jobs, Governance and Security in U.S. Trade Policy,” and it features leading thinkers on trade policy from across the political spectrum.

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Made in America: Make Your Fourth of July Barbecue Union Made

Made in America: Make Your Fourth of July Barbecue Union Made

It's Made in America week and we'll be spotlighting a different product area every day so that working families can show their solidarity for their sisters and brothers. First up, we know many of you will be planning barbecues for the Fourth of July.

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Strikes, Mexico and the VA: The Working People Weekly List

Every week, we bring you a roundup of the top news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here’s this week’s Working People Weekly List.

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CSEA Retiree Finds Second Calling in Local Politics

CSEA Retiree Finds Second Calling in Local Politics

Being an active union member is a great way to transform your workplace. But you also might be transformed by the process. We are always working to develop leadership potential in our fellow AFSCME members and support them as they pursue their goals.

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