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ITC Decision to Proceed with Steel Trade Case to Sanction Chinese Unfair and Illegal Practices Could Provide Significant Relief

ITC Decision to Proceed with Steel Trade Case to Sanction Chinese Unfair and Illegal Practices Could Provide Significant Relief

United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today after the U.S. International Trade Commission decided to initiate action on the complaint filed by U.S. Steel Corp. under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. The petition was filed at the ITC on April 26, seeking relief from China’s unfair and illegal practices in the steel sector.

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AFL-CIO Challenges Navient Corporation to Disclose Its Lobbying Spending

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The AFL-CIO demanded today that student loan debt servicer Navient disclose its corporate spending on lobbying activity. The labor federation delivered a proposal during Navient’s annual shareholder meeting calling on the company to disclose all of its lobbying efforts and expenditures. 

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10 Facts on the Minimum Wage

10 Facts on the Minimum Wage

On the anniversary of the last time the federal minimum wage was increased to $7.25, it's timely to go over some basic facts on the minimum wage. 

Here are 10 important figures to remember when we talk about the minimum wage (after the jump). 

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Mule Trader Trump

Mule Trader Trump

You’re at the bargaining table.

 The lead management negotiator slides over a piece of paper. “You're going to love what I'm proposing," the guy says.

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Another New Trump Hypocrisy Exposed

Another New Trump Hypocrisy Exposed

Donald Trump has just blown a giant hole of hypocrisy in his own favorite stump speech. Not only is he an outsourcer himself, he’s also profiting off companies he trashes for doing it—notably Carrier and Oreo. Trump has proven once again that he’s guided entirely by his own interests, not the needs of working people. Investments in the parent companies for Carrier and Oreo are among the many findings by American Bridge in Donald Trump’s financial disclosure report. For 2015, Trump reported between $5,001 and $15,000 in interest from Mondelēz International, the parent company of Oreo. He also reported between $2,500 and $5,000 in interest from United Technologies, which owns Carrier.

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Report: U.S. $1.44 Trillion Short in Critical Infrastructure Spending

Report: U.S. $1.44 Trillion Short in Critical Infrastructure Spending

During national Infrastructure Week, metro riders in Washington, D.C., were the latest Americans to get an alarming reminder of how badly our infrastructure needs improvement when popular website FiveThirtyEight.com noted that trains in the nation's capital catch fire, on average, more than four times a week. Scan the local news across the country, in places like Flint, Michigan, for example, and you'll see other stories of crumbling infrastructure. These stories of collapsing bridges, trains on fire and undrinkable water are far from just annoyances, they are a clear sign that the safety and prosperity of America's working people is in danger without massive improvements.

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New ITC Trade Report Shows How Dangerous TPP Is for America’s Families

This week, the U.S. International Trade Commission published a damning report about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade and economic agreement between the United States and 11 other countries. The report predicts the TPP will increase the job-killing U.S. trade deficit by a whopping $21.7 billion.  

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Donald Trump Gets a Million-Dollar Loan from His Dad and Thinks Your Wages Are Too High

Funny, we think candidates who support working people would agree it's becoming harder and harder to afford a middle-class life. Wages simply haven't kept up with the cost of living. 

Yet Donald Trump, who got a boost from dad with a million-dollar loan, thinks our wages are too high already

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Seven Things You Need to Know About the New Overtime Rules

Seven Things You Need to Know About the New Overtime Rules

According to news reports, the Obama administration will unveil new rules on Wednesday that will make millions more people eligible to receive overtime pay. 

Here are seven things you need to know about the new rules (after the jump).

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Are Manufacturing Jobs the New McJobs?

Are Manufacturing Jobs the New McJobs?

The ugly reality that people who work in manufacturing have witnessed for years has just been laid out for all to see in new research by the National Employment Law Project and the UC Berkeley Labor Center: Wages in the manufacturing sector have been pushed so low that 34% of all people who work in production are in households enrolled in public safety net programs.

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