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Is Rick Snyder Smarter Than a 10-Year-Old? Apparently Not: Winners and Losers of the Week

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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Flint Families: 'How Do You Expect Anyone to Pay for Their Own Poison'

"How do you expect anyone to pay for their own poison?"

That's the question Flint, Michigan, resident Keri Webber is asking while in Washington, D.C. Webber and other families affected by the Flint water crisis are at the nation's Capitol to demand answers and solutions from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R), who is in town to testify before Congress on the crisis.

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8 Ways Working Families Are Stepping Up to Help Out in the Flint Water Crisis

Photo courtesy Michigan AFL-CIO on Twitter

The story has been all over the news in recent months, but there is a major crisis with the water in Flint, Michigan. What is covered a lot less is that working people in unions, both in Michigan and beyond, have stepped up in a variety of ways to help the residents of Flint maintain their safety during the crisis. Here are some of the ways that working people have helped out so far.

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Mondelez to Ship Middle-Class Jobs to Mexico: Winners and Losers of the Week

Photo courtesy Michigan Municipal League on Flickr

Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers who are winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people who are trying to deny working people their rights.

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With Gov. Snyder Failing to Fix the Problem, Working People Step Up in Flint Water Crisis

With Gov. Snyder Failing to Fix the Problem, Working People Step Up in Flint Water Crisis

Union members have been helping vulnerable Flint, Michigan, residents during its water crisis.

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Paid Leave Momentum Continues to Grow: Winners and Losers of the Week

Photo courtesy Jamelle Boule on Flickr

Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers who are winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people who are trying to deny working people their rights. 

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Ann Arbor IBEW Local Champions the Intersection of Apprenticeship, Green Energy Progress

Ann Arbor IBEW Local Champions the Intersection of Apprenticeship, Green Energy Progress

In Ann Arbor, two 30-foot wind turbines and a bank of 60 solar panels line the entrance of the Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 252 training center, where apprentices learn skills that keep the union on the forefront of green energy while lowering their electrical bills. A recent open house, featured in The Building Tradesman Newspaper, showcased the new 16.8 kilowatt (KW) solar array, 2.4 KW wind turbines and the car battery charging station that are now permanent features of the training center. The wind and solar curriculum taught by the Local 252 is part of the $1.5 million the union spends annually on training.

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More Equal: Winners and Losers of the Week

Photo courtesy Michael Fleshman on Flickr

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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The Next Scott Walker: Winners and Losers of the Week

Photo courtesy MPC on Flickr

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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Hitting a 'Lowe' Point: Winners and Losers of the Week

Photo courtesy Jaybird on Flickr

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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