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Labor Rights, Under Republican Attack

In the past month, the National Labor Relations Board has come under furious attack from Republicans in Congress, and decades-old workers’ rights are at risk. Backed by a well-financed lobbying and publicity offensive, Republicans are using a recent labor-law complaint against Boeing to achieve a radical goal that goes far beyond the legal issues in … Read more »

Union Members Fight Ind. ‘Right-to-Work’ Proposal

Union members packed an Indiana Statehouse hearing Thursday in their uphill fight against “right-to-work” legislation that sparked a five-week walkout by House Democrats earlier this year. Members of the General Assembly’s Interim Study Committee on Employment spent most of the day listening to supporters and opponents of the measure, which would prohibit workers from being … Read more »

IUPAT News from Florida: One of our Own on Local Ballot

Great news in our Cape Coral Primary Election! Our four screened and endorsed candidates made it into the November 8th city council race general election. Three of the four  candidates are members of fellow AFL-CIO affiliates and one is an IUPAT retiree from Local Union 2301! If you live in Cape Coral, Florida, contact IUPAT District Council 78 … Read more »

GOP Scores Major Upset in NY-9

HOWARD BEACH, N.Y. – Three months after Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned his seat for sending vulgar pictures of himself to women on the Internet, businessman Bob Turner became the first Republican in nearly a century to be elected to Congress from New York’s 9th district, delivering a simple but sharp message to the White … Read more »

Fact Checking the CNN and Tea Party Express Debate in Tampa

The Republican presidential debate in Tampa, Fla., co-hosted by CNN and the Tea Party Express, was feisty and provocative, with many of the candidates relying once again on bogus “facts” that we have previously identified as faulty or misleading. Read more at The Washington Post.

Fact Checking the GOP Debate at the Reagan Library

That was a rip-roaring Republican debate Wednesday night at the Reagan library. As is our practice, we will quickly assess a number of claims and then perhaps come back later with a deeper look at some issues. Read more at The Washington Post.

Want to Support One of Our IUPAT Own in the Next Congressional Elections? Move to Wisconsin!

Milwaukee – On Tuesday, September 6, IUPAT member and Wisconsin State Representative Mark Pocan declared his candidacy for for the seat of U.S. Representative Tammy Baldwin. Baldwin is vacating her seat to run for the U.S. Senate. Pocan, an IUPAT member of District Council 7/Local Union 770 in Milwaukee since 1990, promised the crowd that … Read more »

Obama Ratings Sing to New Lows as Hope Fades

Public pessimism about the direction of the country has jumped to its highest level in nearly three years, erasing the sense of hope that followed President Obama’s inauguration and pushing his approval ratings to a record low, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Read more at The Washington Post.