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The Affordable Care Act Is Saving Lives – Now It’s Time to Save It

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:09
When politicians talk about repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they do so as if they didn’t realize that the welfare of millions of people is at stake.
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Good News on Pay for Illinois Public Service Workers

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:58
A judge in Illinois has given state employees reason to breathe easier – for now.
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The Financial Services Industry Doesn’t Want You to Care About This. We Do.

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 09:00
Financial advisers should consider your best interests over their own, but the financial industry – and the Trump administration – have a different agenda.
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Trump Names New Labor Secretary Nominee

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 14:46
A day after we bid good riddance to Andrew Puzder, President Trump has named a new nominee to head the U.S. Labor Department: Alexander Acosta.
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Working Families Win Big in New Hampshire

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 14:07
Working families won big in New Hampshire today as state lawmakers voted by a wide margin to kill a right-to-work bill.
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Good Riddance. Puzder Out as Labor Secretary Nominee

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 14:10
Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, fast food CEO Andrew Puzder, has withdrawn his name from consideration. Will Trump’s next choice be someone who stands up for working families?
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We Must Be Vigilant on Health Care

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:11
The Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid are all at risk of being gutted. It’s up to us to protect them.
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EXTRA! for February 14, 2017

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:18
Stories of interest to working people for Tuesday, February 14, 2017.
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Paying the “Price” for New HHS Secretary

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:04
AFSCME International president explains why older Americans are particularly vulnerable now that the Senate has confirmed Tom Price as the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Note to Labor Nominee: It’s OK If You’re Having Second Thoughts

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 13:34
Andrew Puzder should reconsider taking on the role of U.S. secretary of labor because the entire trajectory of his career as fast food CEO is at odds with the mission of the Labor Dept.
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Playing Politics with a Child’s Life

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:53
In Illinois, politics could imperil an infant’s life.
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