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In January 2014, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, responding to the introduction of the latest “Fast Track” legislation, said, “It is past time for the United States to get off the corporate hamster wheel on trade.”

On the issue of trade, investment and global economic rules, America’s workers—and our brothers and sisters overseas—certainly are on a hamster wheel.

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Before you put together your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list, check our list of union-made in America food and other items that are essential to a traditional family Thanksgiving feast. Speaking of thanks, a big “thank you” to the Union Label and Service Trades Department (ULSTD), Union Plus and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's resource site, Labor 411, for compiling their extensive catalogs of union-made products. Read more >>>

Wasting no time after the midterm elections, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka immediately stepped back into the policy arena, calling on President Barack Obama to take executive action on immigration. Executive action is particularly important now that a historically obstructionist Congress is likely to be followed by one that takes even less action on issues important to working families. Read more >>>

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Transport Workers (TWU) Local 527 provides support services for U.S. troops as they train and learn signal command at the Fort Gordon military base in Augusta, Ga. TWU members do everything from issuing and repairing equipment and vehicles to making sure the well water is safe to drink and the facilities are heating and cooling properly. Read the full article>>>

It's pretty frustrating seeing all the headlines that claim the economy is alive and kicking. Sure, there is economic growth and a steady increase in jobs, but what kind of jobs are we talking about exactly? Well, they aren't the kind of jobs we think of first when it comes to steady, middle-class jobs. No big surprise here, low-wage service sector jobs like those in the fast-food industry are seeing the biggest gains. Bryce Covert at The New Republic has a nice summary of what America's workers are up against when it comes to wages. Read more >>>

When President Barack Obama first announced his candidacy for president, he said: “I am running in this race because of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called ‘the fierce urgency of now.’ Because I believe that there’s such a thing as being too late. And that hour is almost upon us.” Like Dr. King, our president was calling on America to make real the promises of our democracy. That fierce urgency of now is here for thousands of refugee children from Central America. I know many of these kids’ stories because it is my story, too. Read more >>>

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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