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October 20, 2017
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Donald Trump Is Sabotaging Health Care
Donald Trump and the GOP have spent this entire year attacking the American people’s health care. Time and time again, they tried to pass Trumpcare, which would have gutted not just the Affordable Care Act, but Medicaid as well. Every time, grassroots activists around the country responded with massive resistance. That resistance has been able to stop several iterations of Trumpcare. Read More...
2017 Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period
Reminder, in accordance with Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime rules are not applicable for a consecutive four-week period each year during December.  This year, the December period begins December 2, 2017 (Pay Period 25-17- Week 2) and ends December 29, 2017 (Pay Period 01-18 - Week 1). Source: http://www.apwu. Read More...
Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies
Modern conservatives have been lying about taxes pretty much from the beginning of their movement. Made-up sob stories about family farms broken up to pay inheritance taxes, magical claims about self-financing tax cuts, and so on go all the way back to the 1970s. Read More...
Update on the House Budget Resolution
On Thursday, Oct. 5, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance its 2018 budget resolution. This resolution is a broad measure that designates government spending with far-reaching implications, including enormous cuts to postal and federal workers, as well as America’s social safety net, while providing tax cuts for the wealthy. Read More...
The House Republican Budget is a Betrayal of the American People
The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, in reaction to the Republican budget that just passed the House: “On a party line vote, the House just passed a budget that cuts Medicare by nearly $500 billion and Medicaid by up to $1.5 trillion, along with raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67. Read More...
Paul Krugman: Republicans Are Choking on Decades of Lies
Republicans routinely promise voters the moon, from lower taxes with no change in government services, to a repeal of the Affordable Care Act that would magically be replaced with everything voters love about the bill (no penalties for preexisting conditions) and nothing they don't (individual mandate). Read More...
Trump Stacks Labor Department with Friends of Big Business
hen, amid scandal and scrutiny, the bombastic fast-food CEO Andy Puzder withdrew himself as President Trump’s nominee for secretary of labor back in February, worker advocates—who’d run an aggressive campaign to oppose him—let out a collective sigh of relief. Read More...
Unions and Medicare for All: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Bernie Sanders introduced a Medicare for All bill on September 13 in the Senate, backed by 15 co-sponsors. Jane Slaughter of Labor Notes talked with Mark Dudzic, coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single Payer, about where things stand in the long fight for health care justice. Read More...
URGENT ACTION ALERT: Affordable Care Act Repeal is Back!
This week, the U.S. Senate is working on their newest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Graham-Cassidy bill, a last-ditch effort to repeal the ACA, is gaining steam, and Senators are hoping to bring it to a vote by September 30. Read More...
The Heritage Foundation: A Think-Tank on a Mission to Destroy the Public Postal Service
On paper, the Heritage Foundation looks like an ordinary “think tank,” a group of experts who research public policy ideas and write reports and articles.  The organization describes itself as a research and educational non-profit, promoting conservative public policy on Capitol Hill. It calls its editorials, “the voice of the American taxpayer. Read More...
The GOP’s on the verge of passing a bill that will phase out Medicaid in its entirety
Senate Republicans are on the cusp of passing a bill that will eliminate hundreds of billions of dollars worth of health funding, destabilize insurance markets, and eventually phase out Medicaid in its entirety. Read More...
Medicare for All: The Next Step in the New Deal
If President Franklin D. Roosevelt were alive today, he would instantly recognize the Medicare for All Act of 2017 as a crucial next step in the work he began more than three-quarters of a century ago. Read More...
New Report Shows How Unions Still Matter for American Workers
In advance of Labour Day in the United States, there’s good news for the American union movement. Despite decades of attacks by corporate interests and their political allies, there is a resurgence of interest in collective bargaining, especially among young people. And U.S. unions are more diverse than ever. Read More...
Unions improving workers' lives, but remain under attack
On Labor Day, we recognize and honor the achievements of America’s working people. In 2017, this annual celebration comes at a critical time for our nation. Collective action is on the rise – yet so are the attacks on our pay, health care, retirement security and rights on the job. Read More...
Rightwing alliance plots assault to 'defund and defang' America's unions
Rightwing activists across the US have launched a nationwide campaign to undermine progressive politicians by depriving them of a major source of support and funding – public sector unions. A network of conservative thinktanks with outposts in all 50 states has embarked on a “breakthrough” campaign designed to strike a “mortal blow” against the American left. Read More...
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