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I’m the AFL-CIO’s deputy director of public affairs for publications, Web and broadcast. Prior to joining the AFL-CIO in 1997, I served as publications director at the nonprofit Children’s Defense Fund for 12 years. I began my career as a newspaper reporter in Southwest Florida, and since have written, edited and managed production of advocacy materials— including newsletters, books, brochures, booklets, fliers, calendars, websites, posters and direct response mail and e-mail—to support economic and social justice campaigns. In June 2001, I received a B.A. in Labor Studies from the National Labor College. Most important: I’m the very proud mom of a spectacular daughter.

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D.C. RNs Vote Union for Patient Care

D.C. RNs Vote Union for Patient Care

Registered nurses at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., Tuesday night voted 232 to 66–a 78% margin–to join the National Nurses Organizing Committee, an affiliate of National Nurses United (NNU). They became the first nonunion D.C. hospital workers in decades to vote to join a union. The National Labor Relations Board conducted the secret ballot election. 

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Democracy Is Back for NYU Graduate Employees

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The UAW reports that graduate employees have reached an “unprecedented agreement with New York University in which the administration will remain neutral and respect the results of an election for more than 1,200 GAs, TAs and RAs [graduate assistants, teaching assistants and research assistants] to vote on union representation." The election is expected to take place Dec. 10 and 11. 

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What the Cost of the Shutdown Could Buy

What the Cost of the Shutdown Could Buy

Over at Think Progress, Bryce Covert did a few calculations about what the estimated $24 billion cost of the government shutdown could have bought America. How about the Department of Agriculture’s entire budget? Or nearly all of Head Start, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program?

There’s more. Check it out here.

So much for the budget hawks.

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