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Tefere Gebre, Executive Vice-President of the AFL-CIO, writes "our democracy suffers not from voter fraud, but voter suppression and disenfranchisement."
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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At a press conference held on March 30th at their office in Center City, the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO announced their unanimous endorsement of Alan Butkovitz. Pat Eiding, President of the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO opened the press conference saying that Butkovitz “has proven himself to be a tireless advocate for Philadelphians and we are united in our support of his reelection.” Eiding continued, “As City Controller, Alan Butkovitz has worked hard to save taxpayer’s money. Since taking office his work has saved Philadelphians over $800 million.”

Widening income inequality, in the U.S. and in other developed nations, threatens democracy, just as it did in the 1930s, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says. Trumka issued that warning in early June at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) meeting in Paris. The OECD, which represents the most-developed nations in the world, invited outside experts to discuss the state of the world economy.

Read the full article in People's World.

“I had the feeling that the administration has already decided what it wants to do,” Peg Seminario, director for safety and health at the A.F.L.-C.I.O., said of proposed changes to restrictions on beryllium.

Read the full article in the New York Times.

The Washington Post says President Trump will seek to put a spotlight on his vows to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system and spur $1 trillion in new investment in roads, waterways and other infrastructure with a week-long series of events starting Monday at the White House.

Read the full article in the Washington Post.