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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka explains why CEO Andrew Puzder, President Trump's nominee to be Secretary of Labor, is a bad choice for the office and will not be the advocate working people

Brothers and sisters,

It’s hard for me to believe that we are done with four weeks of this session, and a big week it was.

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The ink wasn’t dry on Andrew Puzder’s withdrawal as secretary of labor nominee, but union leaders were celebrating. AFSCME President Lee Saunders said Puzder had “nothing but contempt for everything the Labor Department stands for.” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said “the power of collective action” had taken Puzder down. Thomas Perez, the former secretary of labor now running to lead the Democratic National Committee, hopped on a conference call with reporters to celebrate.

President Trump came into office on a wave of promises to look out for regular, working Americans, make the rich pay their fair share and “Make America Great Again.” That was what old time con men would call "the set up". But you can only call what has happened next "the sting".

Follow along with the North Dakota AFL-CIO as we track and take action on legislation impacting North Dakota working people.

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Tell your members of Congress to oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, especially if there’s no plan to replace it that provides quality, affordable health care for everyone.

HB 1193 will be heard in the senate soon that would directly impact union members and infringe on our constitutional rights. HB-1193 is an anti-protest bill that is painted with such a broad brush that any demonstrators, picketers or strikers could easily be affected.


HB 1193 would increase the penalty of a misdemeanor to a class C felony for anyone who commits a misdemeanor while causing economic harm over $1000 to a business or government. Something as simple as "unreasonable noise" or "obscene language" could be ratcheted up to a felony charge, having a chilling effect on our first amendment rights.

This bill already passed in the House and must be stopped in the Senate.

Please write your State Senator about how terrible this bill would be to our freedom of speech. Let them know that the working people of North Dakota will not tolerate any infringement on their constitutional rights!