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Alaska AFL-CIO Takes on Fast Track

In the latest Workers Watch video from the Alaska AFL-CIO, President Vince Beltrami and other representatives of the state's working families discuss the recently introduced Fast Track trade legislation and show us why the law is a bad idea.

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Productivity vs. Wages

In the latest Worker's Watch from the Alaska AFL-CIO, Deputy Political Director Kim Hays explains the disconnect between recent increases in worker productivity and stagnating wages. Take a look.

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A Tale of Two Dans

Alaska AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami gives you the lowdown on two of his state's worst Dans. Dan Sullivan is an extreme right-wing Republican running for lieutenant governor. We also have another Dan Sullivan, who is an extreme right-wing Republican running for U.S. Senate.  No, you aren't confused, there are two extreme right-wing Dan Sullivans trying to take away the rights of Alaska's working families.

In Alaska? Text AK to 235246 for important updates about the election. 

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Hey, Alaska, Here's How You Can Make a Big Difference (Be the Bear)

The latest video from Alaska AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami lays out the consequences of the November elections in the country's northernmost state. He calls upon Alaskans to step up and help make sure that working family candidates win by knocking on doors, making phone calls and talking to their friends, neighbors and co-workers.

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Alaska Working Families Take on Mayor Who Gutted Workers' Rights

Alaska Working Families Take on Mayor Who Gutted Workers' Rights

A Superior Court judge ruled on Monday against Anchorage, Alaska, Mayor Dan Sullivan who sought to block a proposed referendum to repeal an anti-working families law he signed in March. A coalition of municipal unions and their allies filed the paperwork to launch a petition drive to get the repeal on the ballot, but the city rejected the application.

The unions sued and the court found the city was wrong to conclude that the matter was ineligible for a referendum.

The coalition announced on Twitter that they will begin gathering petitions on Thursday.

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Working Families and Retirees Asking Congress Not to Cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid Benefits

In a series of video letters, working families and retirees ask members of Congress not to cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits. Because of the fiscal obstacle course created by Congress, some in Washington, D.C., want to cut these lifelines. But there is no need to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, particularly when any cuts would directly harm working families.

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Alaska IBEW Women Can Do It!

Photo courtesy of Alaska AFL-CIO's Facebook page. IBEW Local 1547.

Members of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1547 in Alaska remind us all just how hard they work each day. 

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