Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO
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      To fix inequality, Democrats are pushing unions

      Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) was reclining in his Capitol hideaway, ticking through ideas to improve education, immigration, infrastructure and government-funded research, all in hopes of reviving the middle class. It was a five-point plan, and the fifth point, which he conceded needed some political messaging help, was this: “I’d make it easier,” the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate said, “to form unions.”
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      It’s poverty, not teachers, to blame for failing schools

      Students living in poverty are the reason schools are failing, not under-performing teachers, a new report released today by the union-backed Fiscal Policy Institute said. The report found that of the 178 state schools in 17 school districts across the state labeled as “failing schools,” a majority of the students attending the schools lived in communities that were among the poorest in the state.
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      Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, Organized Labor and Advocacy Groups call on Congress to Stop Fast Track Legislation

      A coalition of labor organizations, advocacy groups and congressional leaders joined together to oppose Fast Track legislation for the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is currently being pushed by big corporations and negotiated in secret between the United States and 11 other countries – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Japan, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam which make up 40 percent of the world economy.
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      Call It ‘Right-to-Work-for-Less,’ Not Right-to-Work

      What are called right-to-work laws would more accurately be termed “right-to-work-for-less,” for their aim is to deprive unions of dues and money essential to their ability to represent workers and enforce contracts.
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      Paid Family Leave Strengthens Families

      No one should have to choose between the health of their family and their ability to make ends meet. As this Community Service Society’s Unheard Third survey data reveals, far too many New York working women and men face financial crisis for taking time off to care for a newborn, a seriously ill family member, or an aging parent. The New York State AFL-CIO has joined a coalition of organizations to fight for a new Paid Family Leave law in New York state. Now we need your help!
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      AFL-CIO on Obama’s trade push: ‘We are going all out to oppose it’

      The head of the nation's largest labor organization on Tuesday slammed President Obama's trade push and vowed to block efforts in Congress to help the administration finalize a major free trade pact in the Asia Pacific.
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      As many of you know, we lost Timmy last June suddenly. This Scholarship is set up in honor of the 20 years we did have with Timmy. If you cannot golf that date, please consider sponsoring a hole and joining us for the evening dinner. Thank you.
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      As many of you know, we lost Timmy last June suddenly. This Scholarship is set up in honor of the 20 years we did have with Timmy. If you cannot golf that date, please consider sponsoring a hole and joining us for the evening dinner. Thank you.
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