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Union joins call for Puerto Rico aid and debt relief

Members of SEIU Local 32BJ on October 4 joined a demonstration at the White House calling for more aid to hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico and the elimination of Puerto Rico’s $72 billion public debt. 791 more words

Unions, Now and Then with Dan Welch and Gregory Lucero

https://adifferentlenspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/dan-and-greg-interview.mp3

We chat with indie political analyst Dan Welch and union worker Gregory Lucero to discuss the current state of unions today, unions historically, and if anything can be done in the present to aid the union fight. 27 more words

Podcasts

GOP REP. JASON LEWIS: 'WHERE ARE THE DEMOCRAT LEADERS CONDEMING DANGEROUS VIOLENCE ON THE LEFT'

   

Victim of left-wing protesters who chose his house for protest venue, GOP Rep. Jason Lewis talks to Tucker Carlson and criticizes the Democrat leaders for not condemning violence on the left. 260 more words

POLITICS

Loophole makes it tough to follow money in Oregon campaigns

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s campaign finance law was built around a tradeoff.

Any donor — whether in-state, out-of-state, special interest or corporate — can give unlimited amounts of cash to any state candidate as long as there is complete transparency. 33 more words

Oregon Supreme Court

Ruling deals blow to faculty union drive at U's Twin Cities campus

A Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling issued yesterday dealt a setback to faculty members organizing a union at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus, who are now weighing an appeal to the state’s Supreme Court. 296 more words

Organizing

Fast food workers rally in Boston to bring them one step closer to being jobless

(National SentinelWages & Labor: Fast food workers rallied in Boston on Labor Day, in support of forcing their employers to pay them $15 an hour, which is essentially the same thing as ensuring that they’ll soon be replaced with technology. 399 more words

U.S. National

Unions urge support for DACA as Trump considers ending it

As reports surfaced that President Trump is planning to upend the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrants by terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order, two unions issued statements expressing outrage at Trump’s pending decision. 674 more words