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3 Key Things Wrong with Nikki Haley’s Job Record

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley gave the Republican Party's response to Barack Obama's State of the Union Speech last night. The rebuttal is often used as a way to introduce rising stars on the political scene to a national audience, so clearly, Republican Party leaders think Haley has a bright future. The problem is that her past isn't that bright. Her record as governor of South Carolina is the wrong kind of agenda for working families. Here are three key things you should know about that that show how wrong Haley's job record is.

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Son and Aunt of ILA Member Killed in South Carolina Shooting

Son and Aunt of ILA Member Killed in South Carolina Shooting

Among the many lives touched by the tragic shooting in the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., were two members of the extended labor family. Tyrone Saunders, a Longshoremen (ILA) member, lost both his son, Tywanza Saunders, and aunt, Susan Jackson. ILA President Harold J. Daggett and district presidents Clyde Fitzgerald (South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District) and Dennis A. Daggett (Atlantic Coast District) issued the following statement.

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Is It Too Much to Ask That a Working Mother Gets Paid Enough to Feed Her Family Without Food Stamps?

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South Carolina AFL-CIO sends us this updateOn Monday, more than 50 community members from Boiling Springs and Spartanburg, S.C., participated in a “dine-in” at Copper River Grill in support of the servers, bartenders, hostesses and other workers as they fight for a voice on the job and the right to self-representation at work. The community wore stickers today that read "I Support the Workers of Copper River Grill." 

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Justice Department Blocks Texas Voter ID Law

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice blocked a Texas law requiring voters to present photo IDs, saying it would disproportionately affect Latinos. A letter from the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division to Texas election officials said data from the state show:

...a Hispanic registered voter is at least 46.5 percent, and potentially 120.0 percent, more likely than a non-Hispanic registered voter to lack this identification. Even using the data most favorable to the state, Hispanics disproportionately lack either a driver’s license or a personal identification card issued by DPS, and that disparity is statistically significant.

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State Legislatures Attack Jobless Workers Rather than Create Jobs

Andy Richards on our Field Communications staff sends us this.

Many state legislatures have gone back into session this week and some state lawmakers aren’t looking to create badly needed jobs. Instead, the first item on their agenda is to attack jobless workers and their families.

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Republicans Aiming to Take Away Voting Rights in 36 States

More evidence that Republicans are determined to grab as much power as they can at the expense of everyone but the rich. Not satisfied with attacking the rights of workers, Republicans in 36 states are going after the most sacred American right—the right to vote. The We Party reports that through a myriad of proposals, they are trying to suppress the votes of traditionally Democratic voters, including minorities, the poor, people who live in rural areas, seniors and students.

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