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      The 34th annual Children’s Christmas Party for Unemployed (and underemployed) families is Saturday, December 10, 10 am., at Bloomington High cafeteria.
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      For me—a former organizer and now labor studies professor—the narrative that Trump was carried to victory last week on the broad shoulders of the white working class has been especially painful. But it is more or less true.
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      As a woman who worked her whole life proving herself over and over and over in a man’s world. I know how hard it is. The moment your step out of your truck in front of a bunch of blue collar men in big yellow machines, you have to be twice as right, try to never make a mistake.  The men who will have your back are going to be far and few.
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      Had it not been for the Electoral College, at this moment we would be discussing the plans for the incoming Hillary Clinton administration. That’s right. She actually won the popular vote. Thus, once again, that institution created by the founding slave owners has risen from the grave and prevented our exit from the cemetery.
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      WEEK & WHOI TV staff are working without a contract; join them for a rally on Tuesday, Nov 15, 5 p.m., beginning at the UAW Hall, 3025 Springfield Road, East Peoria, to march on the WEEK-TV studios.

      AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's post-election statement: Donald Trump has been elected president. America is a democratic nation, and the voters have spoken. The AFL-CIO accepts the outcome of this election and offers our congratulations to President-elect Trump. More than anything, this election is an indictment of politics as usual.
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      State workers, still without a contract, are demonstrating on Nov 17.  On Nov 15, the Illinois Labor Relations Board, appointed by Governor Rauner, will rule on whether or not AFSCME and the State are at an impasse.  State workers are demonstrating on Nov 17 to call on the Governor to negotiate.  McLean County AFSCME members will demonstrate at the DHS office, 501 W Washington Street, Bloomington, from 12 noon - 12:45 p.m.   All supporters are welcome.


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      Children's Christmas Party for unemployed families

      The 34th annual Children’s Christmas Party for Unemployed (and underemployed) families is Saturday, December 10, 10 am., at Bloomington High cafeteria.
      Read More...

      Why unions are vital to democracy

      For me—a former organizer and now labor studies professor—the narrative that Trump was carried to victory last week on the broad shoulders of the white working class has been especially painful. But it is more or less true.
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      Trump's election - one union sister responds

      As a woman who worked her whole life proving herself over and over and over in a man’s world. I know how hard it is. The moment your step out of your truck in front of a bunch of blue collar men in big yellow machines, you have to be twice as right, try to never make a mistake.  The men who will have your back are going to be far and few.
      Read More...

      A quick post election analysis

      Had it not been for the Electoral College, at this moment we would be discussing the plans for the incoming Hillary Clinton administration. That’s right. She actually won the popular vote. Thus, once again, that institution created by the founding slave owners has risen from the grave and prevented our exit from the cemetery.
      Read More...

      Support WEEK WHOI TV workers

      WEEK & WHOI TV staff are working without a contract; join them for a rally on Tuesday, Nov 15, 5 p.m.

      AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the election results

      AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's post-election statement: Donald Trump has been elected president. America is a democratic nation, and the voters have spoken. The AFL-CIO accepts the outcome of this election and offers our congratulations to President-elect Trump. More than anything, this election is an indictment of politics as usual.
      Read More...

      Nov 17 - Tell Rauner to Negotiate, not Dictate

      State workers, still without a contract, are demonstrating on Nov 17.  On Nov 15, the Illinois Labor Relations Board, appointed by Governor Rauner, will rule on whether or not AFSCME and the State are at an impasse.  State workers are demonstrating on Nov 17 to call on the Governor to negotiate.


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