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Tefere Gebre, Executive Vice-President of the AFL-CIO, writes "our democracy suffers not from voter fraud, but voter suppression and disenfranchisement."
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the statement Thursday while negotiators were meeting behind closed doors for a third straight day.

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The gains in pay for chief executives and President Trump's pledge to deregulate and cut corporate tax rates sets the stage for perhaps the most consequential moment for corporate governance since the financial crisis of 2008. Rising executive compensation only widens the gap between top executives and most American workers. Mr. Rutledge, for instance, made 2,617 times the average American worker’s salary of $37,632, according to figures maintained by the AFL-CIO.

“Trump’s budget is the most significant betrayal yet of the working people he claims to support,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said. “This budget is a blueprint for how to rig the rules of the economy to favor the wealthy and corporations, while taking away our freedoms and protections at work.”

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It was deja vu all over again at the annual shareholder meeting Wednesday for Mondelez International, a global snack food company known for brands like Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers.

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau safeguards Americans against the deceptive and abusive practices of big banks, student loan servicers, credit card companies and predatory lenders.

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!