Labor News And Notes Round-Up

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Explaining the Buffet Rule

The latest stories from the front lines of the labor fight across the country...

  • Find out how many millionaires pay less in taxes than you do
  • Investigators in the Scott Walker-related 'John Doe' investigation are afraid to file more charges because they are concerned about being called biased
  • AFL-CIO takes a look at Repbulican attempts to take over the public job training system
  • Take action to stop conservative attacks on the new fair union election rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board
  • Women are still being paid only 77 percent of what men get paid
  • Republican-appointed judges David Sentell and Janice Rogers Brown suggest that effectively all regulation of the economy is unconstitutional
  • AFL-CIO Chair Richard Trumka slams Barack Obama over U.S.-Columbia free trade efforts
  • Progress Missouri does a great expose on ALEC's efforts in the state
  • Organized labor helped Maryland and Washington win marriage equality
  • Richard Kahlenberg on why labor organizing should be a civil right
  • More than two dozen Fortune 500 companies paid no taxes between 2008 and 2010
  • American Federatin of Teachers President Randi Weingarten argues that education reform should be left up to teachers, not political 'reformers'
  • Sean McGarvey was elected the new president of the AFL-CIO's Building and Construction Trades Department
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