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From the makers of Wage-B-Gon and Retire-Not, this new anti-worker suppository reduces economic equality and the middle class. Find out if it's right for you. Click here to learn more about Anti-Unionol.

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AFSCME Snowplow Driver Rescues Man from Crashed, Snow-Filled Car

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When a winter storm roared through Minnesota last month, snowplow driver Jeff Holte—a member of AFSCME Local 789—was clearing Interstate 94 and spreading sand near Evansville, Minn. But temperatures plummeted and, in a matter of minutes, Holte watched the road go from perfectly safe to a sheet of ice. He also saw a car lose control, roll into a ditch and, with its rear window broken and upside down, slide backward through previously fallen deep snow that nearly filled the car. That’s when he sprang into action.

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The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round to Give America a Raise

The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round to Give America a Raise

It might not be the Beatles or the Nuns on the Bus (aren't those women great?), but there is a pretty important bus touring the country in the next few weeks. 

The AFL-CIO is a partner in the upcoming launch of the "Give America a Raise" Bus Tour, which starts on March 24 and will make 18 stops in 10 states over two weeks. The tour will end with an April 3 event outside the U.S. Capitol in support of raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, which would raise the wages of 28 million hardworking Americans.

If you think America's working families needs a raise, sign the petition

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How a Credit Card Helped a Family in Distress

How a Credit Card Helped a Family in Distress

In the latest article from the AFL-CIO's @Work section, we take a look at the benefits the Union Plus Credit Card can have for working families, particularly families who have members with disabilities.

Last year, Denise Imundo’s husband had surgery on his neck that forced him out of the job market. He went four months without work, and although he was eligible to receive disability payments, they only covered one-third of his salary. And when the holidays approached, finances were getting tight.

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Quick Action by AFSCME Members Helps Teens Flee Fire

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Two Ohio snowplow drivers, members of the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association (OCSEA)/AFSCME Local 11, are credited with helping two teenagers escape a house fire earlier this month in St. Marys.

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What We’re Reading Today: Tuesday News Roundup

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Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today (after the jump).

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24/7 AFSCME Workers Are on the Job

24/7 AFSCME Workers Are on the Job

Every hour, every day, AFSCME members are making America happen. We’ve photographed public workers in action, from coast to coast, from morning ’til night and all the way until dawn (after the jump). 

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No Fancy Commercials, but Super Bowl is Brought to You by Union Members

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Sunday was the first outdoor, cold weather site Super Bowl in the game’s 48-year history. The frigid weather in the weeks leading up to the game didn't  stop the thousands of union members who brought you the game. On the scene at MetLife Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands or behind the scenes at many facilities in the Metro New York-New Jersey area, union members made the nation’s national party day possible.   

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AFL-CIO Affiliate Unions and Allies Respond to the State of the Union Address

AFL-CIO affiliate unions and allies shared their reactions to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address (after the jump). 

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Missouri Republicans Can't Think of Anyone Who Benefits from 'Right to Work' for Less Laws, Either

Missouri Republicans are attempting to pass "right to work" for less legislation and, despite claims that the legislation is pro-business and will help the state's economy, they can't seem to think of anyone the law would actually help. The state's speaker of the House, Tim Jones (R), was recently asked at a press conference to name businesses that would benefit from the law. His answer....

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