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In a 5-to-4 decision today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Illinois home care workers who benefit from higher wages and better working conditions that their union negotiated for—but who choose not to join—do not have to pay their fair share of the cost of the union’s bargaining for and representation of all workers. Text STRENGTH to 235246 to fight back against these attacks on working families. The suit was filed in 2010 by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, an extreme anti-worker group whose funders include billionaires like the Charles Koch Charitable Foundation and the Walton Family [of Walmart] Foundation. But the suit was dismissed first by a federal district court and then again on appeal by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court agreed to hear it in October. Read more >>>

The Nose Knows

The firehouse dog has long kept watch over the fire trucks (and before that fire horses) and has been the faithful companion riding alongside the firefighters on their way to save lives. But now dogs are being used in an innovative way to save the lives of the firefighters.

More than one year ago, the Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation contacted Mike Butkus, the chief steward of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 2 in Chicago, and asked if he wanted to participate in a new program where dogs are trained to detect cancer in humans who have the early stages of the disease. Butkus said he would give it a try. Read the full article>>>

Central Arkansas CLC Labor Day Picnic Woody's Sherwood Forest, 1111 W Maryland Ave, Sherwood Monday, September 2, 2013 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Northwest Arkansas Workers' Justice Center 3rd Annual Labor Day Breakfast Saint Paul's Episcopal Church 224 N East Avenue, Fayetteville Saturday, August 31, 2013 8:30 am USW Local 752L Labor Day Fish Fry Four States Fair Grounds E 50th Street, Texarkana Monday, September 2, 2013 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

2012 General Election Results (* indicates a Labor-endorsed candidate)

U.S. President/Vice President: Barack Obama/Joe Biden (D)*

Arkansas U.S. Congressional Districts:
CD 1: Rick Crawford (R)
CD 2: Tim Griffin (R)
CD 3: Steve Womack (R)
CD 4: Tom Cotton (R)

2013 U.S. Congress Arkansas: 4 Republicans (+1), 0 Democrats

Arkansas State Senate Races
SD 1: Bart Hester (R)
SD 2: Jim Hendren (R)
SD 3: Cecile Bledsoe (R)
SD 4: Uvalde Lindsey (D)*
SD 5: Bryan King (R)
SD 6: Gary Stubblefield (R)
SD 7: Jon Woods (R)*
SD 8: Jake Files (R)
SD 9: Bruce Holland (R)
SD 10: Larry Teague (D)*
SD 11: Jimmy Hickey (R)
SD 12: Bruce Maloch (D)*
SD 13: Alan Clark (R)
SD 14: Bill Sample (R)
SD 15: David Sanders (R)
SD 16: Michael Lamoureux (R)
SD 17: Johnny Key (R)
SD 18: Missy Thomas Irvin (R)
SD 19: David Wyatt (D)*
SD 20: Robert Thompson (D)*
SD 21: Paul Bookout (D)*
SD 22: David Burnett (D)*
SD 23: Ronald Caldwell (R)
SD 24: Keith Ingram (D)*
SD 25: Stefanie Flowers (D)*
SD 26: Eddie Cheatham (D)*
SD 27: Bobby Pierce (D)*
SD 28: Jonathan Dismang (R)
SD 29: Eddie Joe Williams (R)
SD 30: Linda Chesterfield (D)*
SD 31: Joyce Elliott (D)*
SD 32: David Johnson (D)*
SD 33: Jeremy Hutchinson (R)
SD 34: Jane English (R)
SD 35: Jason Rapert (R)

2013 State Senate: 21 Republicans (+6), 14 Democrats

Arkansas State House Races
HD 1: Prissy Hickerson (R)
HD 2: Lane Jean (R)
HD 3: Brent Talley (D)*
HD 4: Fonda Hawthorne (D)*
HD 5: David Fielding (D)*
HD 6: Matthew Shepard (R)
HD 7: John Baine (D)*
HD 8: Jeffrey Wardlaw (D)*
HD 9: Sheila Lampkin (D)*
HD 10: Mike Holcomb (D)*
HD 11: Mark McElroy (D)*
HD 12: Chris Richey (D)
HD 13: David Hillman (D)*
HD 14: Walls McCrary (D)*
HD 15: Ken Bragg (R)
HD 16: James Word (D)*
HD 17: Henry “Hank” Wilkins (D)*
HD 18: Richard Womack (R)
HD 19: Nate Steel (D)*
HD 20: Nate Bell (R)
HD 21: Terry Rice (R)
HD 22: Bruce Westerman (R)
HD 23: Ann Clemmer (R)
HD 24: Bruce Cozart (R)
HD 25: John Vines (D)*
HD 26: David Kizzia (D)*
HD 27: Andy Mayberry (R)
HD 28: Kim Hammer (R)
HD 29: Fred Love (D)*
HD 30: Charles Armstrong (D)*
HD 31: Andy Davis (R)
HD 32: Allen Kerr (R)
HD 33: Warwick Sabin (D)*
HD 34: John Walker (D)*
HD 35: John Edwards (D)*
HD 36: Darrin Williams (D)*
HD 37: Eddie Armstrong (D)*
HD 38: Patti Julian (D)*
HD 39: Mark Lowery (R)
HD 40: Douglas House (R)
HD 41: Jim Nickels (D)*
HD 42: Mark Perry (D)*
HD 43: Davy Carter (R)
HD 44: Joe Farrer (R)
HD 45: Jeremy Gillam (R)
HD 46: Mark Biviano (R)
HD 47: Jody Dickinson (D)*
HD 48: Reginald Murdock (D)*
HD 49: Marshall Wright (D)*
HD 50: Fred Smith (G)
HD 51: Deborah Ferguson (D)*
HD 52: John Hutchison (R)
HD 53: Homer Lenderman (D)*
HD 54: Wes Wagner (D)*
HD 55: Monte Hodges (D)*
HD 56: Joe Jett (D)*
HD 57: Mary Broadaway (D)*
HD 58: Harold Copenhaver (D)*
HD 59: Butch Wilkins (D)*
HD 60: James Ratliff (D)*
HD 61: Scott Baltz (D)*
HD 62: Tommy Wren (D)*
HD 63: James McClean (D)*
HD 64: John Payton (R)
HD 65: Tommy Thompson (D)*
HD 66: Josh Miller (R)
HD 67: Stephen Meeks (R)
HD 68: Robert Dale (R)
HD 69: Betty Overbey (D)*
HD 70: David Meeks (R)
HD 71: Andrea Lea (R)
HD 72: Steve Magie (D)*
HD 73: John Catlett (D)*
HD 74: John Eubanks (R)
HD 75: Charlotte Douglas (R)
HD 76: Denny Altes (R)
HD 77: Stephanie Malone (R)
HD 78: George McGill (D)*
HD 79: Gary Deffenbaugh (R)
HD 80: Charlene Fite (R)
HD 81: Justin Harris (R)
HD 82: Bill Gossage (R)
HD 83: David Branscum (R)
HD 84: Charlie Collins (R)
HD 85: David Whitaker (D)*
HD 86: Greg Leding (D)*
HD 87: Jonathan Barnett (R)
HD 88: Randy Alexander (R)
HD 89: Micah Neal (R)
HD 90: Skip Carnine (R)
HD 91: Dan Douglas (R)
HD 92: Mary Lou Slinkard (R)
HD 93: Jim Dotson (R)
HD 94: Debra Hobbs (R)
HD 95: Sue Scott (R)
HD 96: Duncan Baird (R)
HD 97: Bob Ballinger (R)
HD 98: John Burris (R)
HD 99: Kelley Linck (R)
HD 100: Karen Hopper (R)

2013 State House: 51 Republicans (+5), Democrats 49

 

 


 

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