Tag Archives: AFL-CIO

Progressive Democrats Lay Down Conditions for Collaboration with Trump

Some leading progressive Democrats who either fought Hillary Clinton or backed her out of pragmatic motives, have signaled publicly that they are ready to work with Donald Trump — under certain conditions. Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivered a speech to the … Continue reading

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Putin and China Set the New Agenda

Russian president Putin attending trilateral meeting with the leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia. Photo: kremlin.ru   Following the Aug. 9 St. Petersburg meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recip Erdogan, high level delegations from both countries … Continue reading

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San Francisco Labor Council Passes Res. to Block U.S. Funds to Ukraine for War

On May 12, the San Francisco (California) Labor Council (SFLC), which represents 150 labor unions and 100,000 members, unanimously passed a resolution calling on the Obama Administration to use diplomacy with Russia and Ukraine to settle the crisis there, and … Continue reading

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Machinist Union’s Pres. Buffenbarger Calls for Congress to Re-Instate Glass Steagall; Build a “National TVA”

R. Thomas Buffenbarger, International President of the IAMAW (International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers), last night addressed union members in Washington, D.C., who are on Capitol Hill with policy demands this week. Speaking at the IAM Legislative Conference, he … Continue reading

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Obama Peddles Solar Power While Visiting Walmart, Further Dumping on Labor

A few days after the White House released a wild fabrication about global warming, Obama announced new executive actions to promote solar power in the private sector. Even worse, he made the announcement at a Walmart in California, seeming to … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Backed Demcratic Coalition Begins Push for Glass-Steagall

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) stated in a public meeting in Massachusetts last week that when Congress reconvenes (Monday), she and others would begin a major push to pass Glass-Steagall. Today, Americans for Financial Reform (AFR), a Democratic Coalition group formed … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO President Trumka: China’s Transportation Network Improved, U.S.’s Stagnated

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Wednesday, on the “amazing” advances that China has made in its transportation infrastructure, while the U.S. has fallen far behind. Though nominally the subject was “reauthorization … Continue reading

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In China, AFL-CIO’s Trumka Sees Contrast Between Bankrupt Transatlantic vs. Progress of Eurasia

Just back from an eye-opening trip to China, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told a Jan. 14 telephone press conference that the union will lobby heavily for Congress to approve new infrastructure development. He reeled off statistics and relating them to … Continue reading

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D.C. think tank Event Highlights Danger of New Financial Crash

An event on shadow banking, sponsored by the Americans for Financial Reform and the Economic Policy Institute, held Nov. 22 in Washington, DC, featured a number of top economic officials, including from the Fed, Treasury, and IMF, documenting the fact … Continue reading

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Sen. Warren Promotes Glass-Steagall, Slams Wall St. in AFL-CIO Keynote

9 Sept. (LPAC) Senator Elizabeth Warren’s keynote speech to the AFL-CIO national convention in Los Angeles yesterday afternoon included promoting Glass-Steagall reenactment via the bill she has cosponsored with, currently, eight other Senators. Warren’s prepared remarks included the following: “Five … Continue reading

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