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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Texas Regional Press Clips



Southern Region
Like the FaceBook Page- Boeing Workers at South Carolina – BSC https://www.facebook.com/boeingworkers/

Forbes
By Ted Reed
February 1, 2017
South Carolina may be the least unionized state in the union, but its most prominent labor leader – and it does have a few – says Boeing workers in Charleston are ready to join the International Association of Machinists.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka gives testimony on "Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America" at the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Seattle Times
By Dominic Gates
February 1, 2017
Boeing is taking the gloves off to fight the Machinists union with everything it’s got.
 
IAM News
February 1, 2017
Washington, DC – Robert Martinez, Jr., International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), made the following statement about the introduction of national right-to-work legislation:
 “So-called right-to-work has done enough harm to working people in the states where it is law. Forcing it upon every state in the country would be a national disaster.
 
Texas


Edinburgh Politics

By DAVID A. DÍAZ

February 1, 2017

On Thursday, January 12, 2017, in the Speaker’s Committee Room at the Texas Capitol, the Texas AFL-CIO, led by its president, John Patrick and who was joined by other key lawmakers, hosted a news conference on raising the minimum wage in Texas.

 


KGNS

By Yocelin Gallardo

February 1, 2017

Union supporters and business advocates clash over the use of payroll deductions to collect union dues, as two bills look to do away with payroll deduction.

DeLane Adams
AFL-CIO Field Communications
Southern Region
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Texas Regional Press Clips


Southern Region

Like the FaceBook Page- Boeing Workers at South Carolina – BSC https://www.facebook.com/boeingworkers/

 


Georgia AFL-CIO is providing help to people who have been affected by the devastating storms that hit the Albany area. We are working with some area churches, State Representative Winfred Dukes and the United Way of Southwest Georgia. We are asking for your assistance so that we can provide as much as we can to as many as we can. Your donations can be dropped off on the first floor of the IBEW Local 613 Building (501 Pulliam Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30312) by 5:00 PM on 2/2/17.

 


On Labor

By Hannah Belitz

January 31, 2017

The following provides an overview of Judge Gorsuch’s opinions in cases involving the NLRB and employment discrimination.

 


Littler

By ILYSE SCHUMAN AND MICHAEL J. LOTITO

January 31, 2017

On the whole, Judge Gorsuch’s written opinions on labor and employment issues do not appear to contain any unpleasant surprises for employers. His opinions—which, by and large, are clear and easy to read—have not expressed any new interpretations of existing law that would disadvantage employers.

 


Washington Post

By Drew Harwell and Jonathan O'Connell

January 31, 2017

About 40 housekeepers and guest-room workers at the Trump International Hotel Washington voted last week to join Unite Here Local 25, a chapter that represents 6,500 hospitality workers across the Washington area, a union executive said.


Texas


Corsicana Daily Sun

By John Austin

January 31, 2017

Following a call for ethics reform, Abbott urged lawmakers to end the practice of automatic deduction of union dues from the paychecks of government workers, saying “taxpayer money shouldn’t be used to support the collection of union dues.”

 

Rick Levy, secretary-treasurer of the Texas AFL-CIO, said he’d rather have heard Abbott talking about issues that families discuss around the dinner table.

 

“He seemed to throw a bone to those who are on an ideological crusade,” Levy said. “It was misguided.”

DeLane Adams
AFL-CIO Field Communications
Southern Region
Cell: 404-402-9764
Twitter: @delane392

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Texas Regional Press Clips


Southern Region


Huffington Post

By Dave Jamieson and Sam Stein

January 25, 2017

Sean McGarvey joined other labor union leaders Monday in a visit with President Donald Trump at his new digs in the White House. As head of North America’s Building Trades Unions, McGarvey wasn’t accustomed to such meetings, least of all during a president’s first full weekday in office. Neither he nor his predecessor had ever received such an invitation from President Barack Obama.

 


Bloomberg

By Lauren Etter and Shannon Pettypiece

January 26, 2017

President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall faces many obstacles. One of the tallest: building it without undocumented workers.

 


PayDay Report

By Mike Elk

January 25, 2017

Today, the Trump Administration announced a series of moves designed to crack down on undocumented workers living in the country, promising in immigration-related executive orders to target and deport immigrants who have entered the United States illegally and foreign guestworkers that overstay their work visas.

Texas


Yahoo

By Staff

January 25, 2017

Mr. Corgey is a trustee for the Seafarers Pension Plan, Seafarers Health and Benefits Plan, Joint Employment Fund, Training/Safety Fund and Transportation Institute. He serves as a vice president of the Texas AFL-CIO; as secretary-treasurer of the West Gulf Ports Council of the AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department; and on the executive board of the Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO. He is a member of the National Defense Transportation Association, American Maritime Partnership and the Navy League of the United States. He is a past member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Area Maritime Security Committee for the Port of Houston/Galveston and served as chairman of the City of Houston Ethics Committee. He served on the U.S. Coast Guard Towing Safety Advisory Committee and the board of the Houston Maritime Association. Mr. Corgey is also active in other civic and humanitarian pursuits.

DeLane Adams
AFL-CIO Field Communications
Southern Region
Cell: 404-402-9764
Twitter: @delane392

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Texas Regional Press Clips 1/25/2017


 


CNN Money

By Aaron Smith

January 24, 2017

Kroger says it plans to hire 10,000 workers.

 


AL.com

By Associated Press

January 24, 2017

These are a handful of examples from across the U.S. of mostly male public officials who have been reprimanded, called out or disciplined over social media postings about the women's marches around the globe last weekend.

 


NBC News

By Ben Popken

January 24, 2017

Build, baby, build.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! ON MARCH 4th PLEASE JOIN THE MARCH ON MISSISSIPPI! March 4, 2017 @ 1pm in Canton, Mississippi (Canton Multipurpose Sportsplex). Help us fight for the rights of Nissan Workers and all Workers in Mississippi to vote freely for Union representation without intimidation by their employers. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: (601) 859-2931

 

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Dallas Morning News

By Dagney Pruner

January 23, 2017

Texas taxpayers are footing the bill to support welfare programs for thousands of state workers and their children, a union representing the employees said Monday, urging lawmakers to raise wages.

DeLane Adams
AFL-CIO Field Communications
Southern Region
Cell: 404-402-9764
Twitter: @delane392

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Texas Regional Press Clips 1/24/2017


Southern Region


USA TODAY

By Richard Trumka, president, AFL-CIO

January 24, 2017

On Monday, the United States withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. President Trump may have signed the TPP’s death certificate, but it was working people and our progressive allies who killed this unfair agreement. For years, we have mobilized and organized in opposition to the TPP, winning the debate in Congress and on the campaign trail.

 


WASHINGTON POST

By Danielle Paquette

January 23, 2017

Amid tension with the organized labor community, President Trump met with a dozen union leaders and members Monday afternoon at the White House for a “listening session” about American jobs.

 


Federal Times

By Carten Cordell

January 23, 2017

Many anticipated that President Trump would keep to his campaign promise of instituting a hiring freeze for the federal government.

 


The Hill

By Richard Trumka, president, AFL-CIO

January 24, 2017

Much has been made of President Trump’s sweeping comments and random tweets. But now that he’s been officially sworn in, the consequences for American workers are much more tangible.

 


Los Angeles Times

By Richard Trumka, president, AFL-CIO

January 24, 2017

“We appreciate that Donald Trump laid it in its grave,” said Thea Lee, deputy chief of staff at the AFL-CIO, referring to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “But that’s only a first and small step.”

 

While there are signs of more aggressive trade actions on the part of Trump, Lee said it wasn’t clear how Trump’s approach — one of his popular refrains is “buy American” — would manifest itself in actual trade policies.

 

“The incoming administration has a narrower vision of America first,” she said. “It could be negotiated and be worse for working people.”

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! ON MARCH 4th PLEASE JOIN THE MARCH ON MISSISSIPPI! March 4, 2017 @ 1pm in Canton, Mississippi (Canton Multipurpose Sportsplex). Help us fight for the rights of Nissan Workers and all Workers in Mississippi to vote freely for Union representation without intimidation by their employers. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: (601) 859-2931
 

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Houston Chronicle

By L.M. Sixel

January 20, 2017

"It is completely unfair," said Rick Levy, secretary of the Texas AFL-CIO.

 

Over the past few years, NFL players and their union have tried to fend off efforts by the league to reduce workers' compensation benefits. In California in 2013, the National Football League led a successful lobbying effort to bar professional athletes from filing workers' compensation claims in California if they spent most of their careers outside the state.

DeLane Adams
AFL-CIO Field Communications
Southern Region
Cell: 404-402-9764
Twitter: @delane392

Monday, January 23, 2017

Texas Regional Press Clips 1/23/2017


Southern Region


New York Times

By SUSAN CHIRA and JONATHAN MARTIN

January 22, 2017

More than a million people who turned out on Saturday for women’s marches in all 50 states have put down their placards, taken off their pink hats and ended their chants after what was an extraordinary display of dissent against the Trump presidency.

 


AFL-CIO NOW

By Kenneth Quinnell

January 22, 2017

Every week, we bring you a roundup of the top news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here’s this week’s Working People Weekly List.

 

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Houston Public Media

By Al Ortiz

January 20, 2017

“We are worried about attacks on both workers’ rights and the workplace, the ability to form unions. We are worried that the new Secretary of Labor is not a supporter of the federal minimum wage,” said Hany Khalil, executive director of the Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO.

 


KVUE

By Erin Jones

January 21, 2017

APD estimated between 40,000 and 50,000 people attended the march in front of the Texas State Capitol Saturday afternoon, many with a message to share.

 


Houston Chronicle

By Brooke A. Lewis and Keri Blakinger

January 22, 2017

More than 20,000 singing, sign-waving protesters packed Hermann Square to roar their opposition to newly inaugurated President Donald Trump and show their solidarity with marching women across the nation Saturday.

 


Dallas Morning News

By Claire Ballor

January 22, 2017

Thousands of women of all ages, colors and creeds turned out Saturday morning for the Dallas Women's March through downtown, a day after President Donald Trump took office.

 


 

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