Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO
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      President of the HVALF, Ron Diaz, WIll Take the Leap For Autism

      President Ron Diaz has pledged to Leap for Autism on APRIL 29, 2017 (raindate) and is asking members to sponsors his jump. Every dollar counts so whatever amount you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! To sponsor Ron Diaz click on the scroll down titled "Choose an Individual Fundraiser or Team Sponsor" look for Ron Diaz and then select the amount you would like to contribute.
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      Union officials, civic leaders call for “care, not chaos” in effort to save the Affordable Care Act

      An early top priority of the month-old Trump administration is replacing Obamacare. That continues to evoke concern among many who say despite its problems, the Affordable Care Act is working. During a Thursday rally outside Monticello Village Hall, organized by the Hudson Valley Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, several speakers said dismantling the ACA without a better replacement would hit this region hard.
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      Trump talks a lot about the ‘forgotten man,’ but so far he’s just helping Wall Street

      Donald Trump has a plan to make Apple's dividends great again. I'm talking, of course, about the administration's plans for corporate tax reform. Now, in theory, allowing companies to bring their foreign profits home at a much, much lower tax rate than they could today—as a prelude to a system where overseas earnings wouldn't be taxed at all—would bring in a flood of cash that could boost investment and jobs. In practice, though, it would probably just bring in a flood of cash that would boost investor payouts and stock prices. That, at least, is what Apple's Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri admitted recently. Repatriating that money, he said, would give them "additional flexibility around our capital return activities."
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      Trumka to Senate Republicans, 'Do Your Job' and Consider the Nominee for the Supreme Court Vacancy

      America's working people get up every day and do their jobs, and they expect their elected leaders to do the same. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has a message for Senate Republicans who are signaling they will place a giant roadblock in the way of filling the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat: Do your job.
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      Regents members knock new teacher evaluation system

      Regents members, who set education policy in New York, were critical of the proposed evaluation system, warning that it could put additional burdens on teachers and students. “How do we know this is going to work?” Board of Regents member Judith Johnson, who represents the Hudson Valley is the former superintendent of Peekskill and Mount Vernon schools, said. “Is this just about getting rid of what we consider to be ineffective teachers or this about improving the graduation rate and the quality of life for the young children entering our public schools today?”
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      Reich: The Minimum Wage Should Be $15

      Economist Robert Reich concisely and clearly explains seven reasons why the minimum wage should be $15 per hour. The video undermines not only general opposition to raising the minimum wage, but also the arguments against making the minimum wage a living wage.
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      Join the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation for our 11th Annual Labor Heroes Awards Celebration
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      Millions of Americans live from one day to the next uncertain where their next meal will come from—a sad statistic that helps to reinforce the importance of our annual national Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, to be held this year on Saturday, May 13.
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      Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the national “right to work” bill: Right to work is a lie dressed up in a feel-good slogan. It doesn’t give workers freedom—instead, it weakens our right to join together and bargain for better wages and working conditions. Its end goal is to destroy unions. Numbers don’t lie. Workers in states with right to work laws have wages that are 12% lower. That’s because unions raise wages for all workers, not just our members.
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      Stuart Appelbaum, the head of the most powerful retail workers union in America, swears he is optimistic. Why? Appelbaum has been president of the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) for nearly 20 years. He previously worked as a lawyer for the Democratic National Committee, and is still a DNC member. Under his leadership, the union has had notable victories in the generally hostile retail world, representing workers at H&M, Zara, Duane Reade, Macy’s, and Bloomingdale’s, as well as significant numbers of car wash workers, southern poultry workers, and factory workers across America. Appelbaum spoke to us last week about the future of unions in the Donald Trump era.
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      Join the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation for our 11th Annual Labor Heroes Awards Celebration
      Read More...
      Millions of Americans live from one day to the next uncertain where their next meal will come from—a sad statistic that helps to reinforce the importance of our annual national Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, to be held this year on Saturday, May 13.
      Read More...
      Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the national “right to work” bill: Right to work is a lie dressed up in a feel-good slogan. It doesn’t give workers freedom—instead, it weakens our right to join together and bargain for better wages and working conditions. Its end goal is to destroy unions. Numbers don’t lie. Workers in states with right to work laws have wages that are 12% lower. That’s because unions raise wages for all workers, not just our members.
      Read More...
      Stuart Appelbaum, the head of the most powerful retail workers union in America, swears he is optimistic. Why? Appelbaum has been president of the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) for nearly 20 years. He previously worked as a lawyer for the Democratic National Committee, and is still a DNC member. Under his leadership, the union has had notable victories in the generally hostile retail world, representing workers at H&M, Zara, Duane Reade, Macy’s, and Bloomingdale’s, as well as significant numbers of car wash workers, southern poultry workers, and factory workers across America. Appelbaum spoke to us last week about the future of unions in the Donald Trump era.
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