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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the statement Thursday while negotiators were meeting behind closed doors for a third straight day.

Dozens of North Dakota and Minnesota Union members were among the many community members to show up in support of the groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of the FM Diversion Inlet Structure,

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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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Alyssa Battistoni writes in the Chronicle of Higher Education: 

"Our intention is not to starve Yale out or close down discussion by inflicting violence upon ourselves. Quite the contrary: We are fasting to draw attention to Yale’s continued refusal to sit down and have a conversation with us about our union, our issues, and our contracts. This is why I joined the fast."

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The head of the country's largest organization of labor unions Saturday described recent talks with President Trump about manufacturing in the United States as “not very satisfying.” “He only talked about eliminating regulations,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told the Tribune-Review during a stop in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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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!