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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.

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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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Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and UNITE HERE's Maria Elena Durazo write that President Trump, both in words and actions, continues to threaten immigrant workers and families. But says that even in the face of these challenges, there is hope. Our ambitions remain broad, our commitment is undaunted and we are fighting to build a foundation for a fairer, stronger America.

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Trumka’s posture toward Trump is not one of total opposition. He’s skeptical and suspicious, certainly. In addition to thinking Trump has gone Wall Street as president, Trumka fears that Trump will gut labor safety regulations and thinks he probably can’t bring jobs back to the coal fields in huge numbers.

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SB-2014 passed both the House and the Senate yesterday keeping the profit sharing for the State Mill employees. Yay!!! I thank everyone for their letters written and calls made to their legislators. You have all helped really make a difference.

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, just a few miles south of Horace, ND.

The FM Diversion will provide the Fargo-Moorhead area with permanent flood protection at a cost of $2.2 billion dollars. The Inlet Structure will be the first portion of the project to be completed, taking an estimated 3-4 years to complete at a cost of $46 million.