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U.S. Chamber launches $1 million TV ad blitz in five states to block card check bill (4/15)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has launched a $1 million television ad campaign in five states to oppose the “Employee Free Choice Act,” also known as “Card Check.” The bill before Congress would effectively eliminate workers’ private vote when deciding whether or not to form a union, allow the federal government to set wages and working conditions, and impose one-sided penalties on employers, according to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce press release.
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Change to Win and AFL-CIO join forces in immigration reform (4/14)

Joseph T. Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and chair of the Change to Win Immigration Task Force, and John Sweeney, International President of the AFL-CIO, today unveiled a unified framework for comprehensive immigration reform legislation, according to an AFL-CIO press release.
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AFL-CIO president blasts OSHA's failure to pursue derelict employers (4/13)

In a prepared statement, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney said: “The safety and health of America’s working men and women should be a top priority of any administration. But, a new report from the Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) released reveals that the Bush Administration’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration systematically failed to enforce the law against employers who put workers in serious danger. The OIG investigation of OSHA practices under its Enhanced Enforcement Program (EEP) – a program calling for stepped up enforcement against serious violators – found that in 97 percent of studied enforcement cases, OSHA’s follow-up was deficient or lacking. This failure may well have cost workers their lives. The OIG found that at worksites of 45 employers where OSHA oversight was deficient, 58 workers subsequently were killed by job hazards.
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