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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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