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Mark Schauer Will Fight for All Michiganders

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:00pm

In Michigan, voters have a clear choice in the governor’s race. Mark Schauer, who will fight for all Michiganders, not just the well-connected, or Rick Snyder, whose handouts to corporations and the super-rich have forced Michigan's working families to foot the bill.

Here’s What We’re Reading: Wednesday News Roundup

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:53am

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

AFL-CIO Calls for Presidential Action on Worker Protections Against Ebola

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:00pm

To protect the nation’s health care workers and the public from exposure to the Ebola virus, President Barack Obama should use his executive authority to put in place mandatory protections and other workplace standards for hospitals and other health care facilities, the AFL-CIO urged today.

Worried About Retirement? Beware of Joni Ernst

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:30am

If you're in Iowa and following the U.S. Senate race, you may have heard about Senate candidate Joni Ernst's thoughts on Social Security...and they're pretty alarming. 

IBEW, CWA Members Strike for Fairness at FairPoint

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:00am

Nearly 2,000 members of the Electrical Workers (IBEW) and Communications Workers of America (CWA) struck FairPoint Communications in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont on Oct. 17 over what the unions say is the company’s unwillingness to bargain in good faith.

Here’s What We’re Reading: Tuesday News Roundup

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 8:00am

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).