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We're on our phones all day, returning that text from mom, checking fantasy football scores and deleting all those pesky store emails we don't remember signing up for, but it's about time we use our phones for what they're made for: human conversations. If you don’t want 2014 to be a repeat of 2010, it’s time to pick up that phone and make a call to make sure working people in critical states turn out to vote in this election. Read more >>>


In a powerful speech given at the Missouri AFL-CIO Convention, national AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka took time to address the shooting of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown and the issues of race and class the shooting reignited in the national conversation. Trumka emphasized that racism is still a significant issue that we face not only as a country, but as a labor movement. He noted that both Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Brown, and Lesley McSpadden, Brown's mother, are union members. Read more >>>

Training Up Down Under

In 2012, the Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) and Australia’s Plumbing Trades Employees Union (PTEU) entered into a unique affiliation agreement to combat global climate change by sharing industry best practices, particularly around alternate forms of energy generation, such as biofuels and geothermal technology. The affiliation allows for joint skills training and employment initiatives in the United States, Canada and Australia. 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 >>>

2014 PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS AS OF JUNE 24, 2014*
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Endorsement:                      The MD/DC AFL-CIO urges full support for the candidate

No Endorsement:               The MD/DC AFL-CIO urges no support of any kind of                                                    for the candidate or candidates.

No Recommendation:      The MD/DC AFL-CIO makes no recommendation as to                                                      support for a candidate or candidates in a particular                                                   race and affiliates should support the candidate of                                                     their choice.

Candidates in Bold:            Winners in the Primary Election

                                                   129 Winners or 87%  

Please click on link above to view full list of endorsements.

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ENDORSEMENTS FOR THE 2014 PRIMARY ELECTIONS

AS OF APRIL 22, 2014*
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Endorsement:     The MD/DC AFL-CIO urges full support for the candidate

No Endorsement:     The MD/DC AFL-CIO urges no support of any kind for the
candidate or candidates.

No Recommendation:    The MD/DC AFL-CIO makes no recommendation as to support for a candidate or candidates in a particular race and affiliates should support the candidate of their choice.

Please click on link above to view full list of endorsements.
 

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