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Good from Bad Water
Union members have been helping out Flint, Michigan, residents during its water crisis. Read the full article>>>
Jobless workers, union members and community activists stood in the freezing cold on Tuesday in St. Louis, joining activists nationwide for a December 7 Day of Action in solidarity with the unemployed. They called on Senator Claire McCaskill to immediately restore unemployment insurance for a year for the million jobless workers currently without any aid, delivering petitions signed by thousands of Missourians.
This November 30, 44,908 Missourians are going to lose their unemployment benefits unless Congress takes action.
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Congressman Russ Carnahan, representing Missouri's 3rd Congressional District, joined dozens of union members to kick off Labor2010's massive GOTV campaign in St. Louis.
To ensure all union members have the facts on key races, the AFL-CIO is sending out mail to 3.6 million households this week. This piece, "Roy Blunt Failed Missouri Workers" brings three points home on how Blunt failed our members and all working families..
Secretary of Labor Solis gives her 2010 Labor Day Address to American Workers. She speaks about her plan to create jobs and the need to level the playing field for workers in this country, including education, job training and supporting the right to organize.
Reprinted from AFL-CIO Blog
Cape Girardeau, Missouri probably isn't the first place you'd think of as a union town. It is conservative, to be sure. Hometown of Rush Limbaugh, Cape County hasn't voted for a Democrat in a presidential race since 1964. It is a Red city in a Purple Battleground state. When it comes to organized labor, however, there is more to Cape Girardeau than meets the eye.
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