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Buffenbarger: Workers Everywhere Deserve an Apology for Walker’s Outrageous Comments

Working people in Wisconsin were having a bad week already.

Their own state representatives, paid for and bought out by corporate interests, are ramming through a so-called “right-to-work” law for no other reason than to silence workers’ voices and eviscerate unions. It’s expected to be signed into law by anti-union Gov. Scott Walker (R) next week.

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Wisconsin Workers Fight Back Against ‘Right-to-Work’ Power Grab

Wisconsin’s state Senate approved a right-to-work bill in an “extraordinary legislative session” on Wednesday, cutting off debate on the measure that will weaken unions and transfer even more power from workers to corporations.

Tea Party Conservatives Again Targeting Ex-Im Bank, U.S. Jobs

Far-right Republicans in Congress are again circling the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, hoping to kill the independent credit agency that helps U.S. companies sell products to foreign buyers and supported more than 200,000 American jobs in 2013 alone.

IAM, NFFE Mourn Sudden Death of NFFE Attorney Phil Snodgrass, 27

The IAM and the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) are mourning the tragic death of NFFE-IAM Assistant General Counsel Philip Snodgrass, 27, who on Monday, February 23 was struck and killed by an erratic driver who drove off a street and onto a sidewalk in downtown Washington, DC.

Buffenbarger On-Hand as Iowa Machinists Elect New Leadership

The Iowa State Council of Machinists received an unexpected visitor during their spring business and election meeting on February 14, 2015, in Des Moines.

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Battle for The Internet

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Battle for The Internet

On February 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to vote on a proposal that would allow internet service providers to charge higher premiums for select content and slow down your internet connection.

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TPP: The Next Big Free Trade Mistake?

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Trans-Pacific Partnership
TPP is poised to become the biggest free trade agreement since NAFTA. Keep up to date with the latest information. >> Learn More
Stop Fast Track

The first major fight to stop the corporate-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is to defeat so-called “Fast Track”

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UCubed :: Ur Union of Unemployed

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UCubed :: Ur Union of Unemployed
You lost your job. You're not alone. 20.6 million Americans face the same challenges.
You want your job back. You want your life back. But you can't do it alone. Neither can anyone else. You all need each other. >>Read More