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A new Gallup poll shows stronger favorable ratings, also shows critical difference labor made in the 2012 Presidential Election.
Mitsubishi - UAW 2488 farewell on Nov 24
The public is invited to a community recognition for Mitsubishi Motors North America - United Auto Workers Local 2488 members, at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24. People are encouraged to bring signs with positive messages for the plant's workers.
Read More... Children's Christmas Party for Unemployed Families Dec 12
The 33rd annual Children's Christmas Party for unemployed (or underemployed) families is Saturday, December 12 at 10 a.m. at Bloomington High Cafeteria. The party features carnival games, arts and crafts, costumed characters, face painting, electric trains and other fun for gifts, followed at 11 a.m. by a sing-a-long, with a visit from Santa and a gift for each child.
Read More... Trans-Pacific Partnership promotes geographic discrimination
When it comes to trade agreements American workers in the manufacturing sector often get the shaft/(S)NAFTA, resulting in numerous job losses. Studies show since 2001 over 8 million manufacturing jobs have been permanently moved overseas to other countries. Why? Because most trade agreements have little language that allows for an equal playing field.
Read More... AFL-CIO asking a working woman survey
The AFL-CIO is doing a survey of working women and their work lives. To take the survey, go to https://aflcio.typeform.
The Atlantic: Good jobs are not coming back
SPRING HILL, Tenn.—The hulking General Motors factory in this town south of Nashville undermines the complaints by politicians left and right that America doesn’t make things anymore. A year ago, GM announced it was moving production of its best-selling vehicle, the Cadillac SRX, from Mexico to this plant in Tennessee. Today 3,000 people work on this 6.
Read More... Rauner turn back agenda - How your legislator voted
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is holding the state budget hostage, demanding his “turnback” agenda that would hurt workers -- he wants to abolish the construction prevailing wage, curtail union contract bargaining rights and cut legal rights for injured workers through workers’ compensation.
Read More... Unions get boost in opinion polls
A new Gallup poll shows stronger favorable ratings, also shows critical difference labor made in the 2012 Presidential Election. http://files.ctctcdn.com/0251665b001/19a32c5b-2e28-4404-b8f3-dd1b5f303425.