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Paratransit workers had a little more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, and are looking forward to a holiday season where money is a little less tight.
Living United in the Big O
An Omaha, Neb., nonprofit community engagement center that provides emergency and preventive services for local poor children and adults had a dream. The group, called inCOMMON Community Development, wanted a location in Omaha’s Park Avenue neighborhood, where nearly half the children live in poverty—and found a building that could be an ideal community resource center. But the place was old and dilapidated and needed a lot of TLC. Read more>>
Statement from Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain On October Unemployment Numbers and State of the Economy
"While the recession may be over for the financial sector, for Wall Street, on main street businesses are still struggling and not enough are hiring."
“Too many voters are being disenfranchised in this country, and much of it is intentional,” said Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain. “In too many states we have seen calculated efforts to lower voter registration, the deliberate spreading of misinformation, improper purging of voter rolls and more. What’s worse is that the Supreme Court failed to stand up for voting rights just months ago.”
March for Immigration Reform in Hermiston
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on GOP Shutdown and Debt Ceiling
"No party or faction inside a party should hold our economy hostage to extract political gains. We commend President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, and the leadership of the Democratic party for standing firm and resisting extortion."
2013 Convention Highlights
View resolutions from our 2013 Convention in their final form.
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