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Weekly Update: Facts Vs. Myths

The Facts About Trade Earlier this week, union members and fair trade activists from across the country called Congress to flood the phone lines with one message: Stop the TPP. If you didn’t get a chance to call, no worries: Just dial 1-855-856-7545 to get updated information and to be automatically connected with your Congressional […]


Union-Made Valentines Day

Why not give your valentine some union-made sweets this Feb. 14, toast your love with champagne that carries a union label or touch up your pheromones a bit with some smell-good union-made scents. It turns out there are many union-made treats you can give out on Valentine’s Day. The iconic Necco candy Sweethearts conversation hearts are made by […]

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It’s Time to Shut Down the TPP  Last week, officials from the twelve countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) convened in New Zealand to formally sign the agreement. Now more than ever, as pro-TPP forces attempt to build momentum for the agreement, working people need to raise their voices and let members of Congress […]


Weekly Update: A Significant Impact

2016 Legislative Session The 2016 Legislative Session has started, and it’s shaping up to be a busy one. There is a slew of important legislation being considered in Salem that will have a significant impact on the working people of Oregon. Here’s a rundown of what lawmakers are working on during the next few weeks, […]

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Union-Made Super Bowl Party Guide

Show your solidarity Super Bowl Sunday by not only cheering on your favorite NFL Players Association (NFLPA) members on the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, but also buying union-made-in-America food and drinks for your party. Check out these union-made Super Bowl party products, compiled by our friends at Labor 411, the union business directory from the Los Angeles […]


Weekly Update: Immoral and a Disgrace

Immoral and a Disgrace: USW Still Locked Out The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement from USW International Vice President Tom Conway in response to the Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) fourth-quarter and year-end earnings report released this morning. The specialty steelmaker reported a larger than expected fourth-quarter loss of $226.9 million, as well as […]

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Weekly Update: The Facts

The Facts about the “Freedom Foundation” The Freedom Foundation is waging a war on working people. Funded by out-of-state billionaires (including networks with ties to the Koch Brothers) the Freedom Foundation wants to keep wages low, eliminate paid sick leave, and slash crucial funding for quality education. Here’s what Tom McCabe, their CEO, thinks about working […]


Weekly Update: The State of Our Unions

TAKE ACTION: Minimum Wage Rally & Hearing Tomorrow In a few weeks, Oregon’s lawmakers will gather in Salem for the February 2016 Legislative Session. Among the many issues on the agenda is raising Oregon’s minimum wage. Please take a few minutes today to tell your legislator why raising the wage is important to you. Too […]

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