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Four Quotes You Need to Read from Liz Shuler's Speech in Wisconsin on Working Women

Four Quotes You Need to Read from Liz Shuler's Speech in Wisconsin on Working Women

Today, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler addressed the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Convention about what's at stake for working women this election. 

Working women in particular are driving the progressive agenda forward and are coming up with solutions to the problems that have been holding working families back. Here are some highlights of Shuler's speech (after the jump). 

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Why Supreme Court Nominations Are One of the Most Important Issues for Working People

Why Supreme Court Nominations Are One of the Most Important Issues for Working People

There's a lot at stake in the 2016 presidential election. While U.S. Supreme Court nominations may not be the most headline-grabbing stories that come out of a presidency, they probably should be. With Supreme Court justices serving for life and having significant power in interpreting laws that affect our daily lives, the importance of court appointments cannot be overstated.

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Political Mail Season Begins, and We're Kicking It Off by Exposing Trump's Hypocrisy

Political Mail Season Begins, and We're Kicking It Off by Exposing Trump's Hypocrisy

Today, we dropped the first round of regular, direct mail pieces that will reach voters in key battleground states. The program begins by calling out Donald Trump’s hypocrisy to more than 150,000 voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania. We will send mail to union members in six additional states, including Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire and North Carolina every week until Election Day.

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What Monetary Policy Needs Is Fiscal Stimulus

The Kansas City Federal Reserve Regional Bank held its annual research symposium at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming this week. The focus was on the limits of monetary policy. The challenge faced by central bankers is that since the Great Depression, the world has faced deflationary pressures from overcapacity. Oil prices have plummeted, Chinese steel floods the global markets and workers remained frustrated with low wages and finding full-time work. Central bankers have run into a problem because their primary tool of interest rate policy to stimulate the economy has run into the limit of zero nominal interest rates. At zero, they are essentially giving away money. But investment remains stuck on low. And one way to stir the economy, to prompt inflation that gives the room of rising prices for firms to make profitable investments, isn’t happening.

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Working People Rally Against Trump's Anti-Union Tactics in Las Vegas

Working People Rally Against Trump's Anti-Union Tactics in Las Vegas

Today, hundreds of workers protested and rallied in front of Trump International Hotel Las Vegas. Culinary Workers Union members and Trump Hotel Las Vegas workers were joined by our Ironworkers brothers and sisters from across the country who were in town for their national convention.

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Black Lives Matter, at Least Every Four Years for Two Weeks

Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons

The Olympics is a constant exercise in irony and hopefulness for African Americans. Since John Taylor won a gold medal at the 1908 Olympics in London, in the no longer contested medley relay, African Americans have hoped that winning gold for the United States would transform America’s dialogue on race. The hope was it could transform the discourse to see African American Olympians, as all Olympians, as exceptional; and, rather than exceptions to their race, as examples of their race and the families that supported and nurtured their excellence.

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