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Working America

Our country needs a working family agenda, not a corporate agenda.

There are a lot of ads on the air, Virginia, but here’s the truth: John Foust for Congress will fight for working families, not just corporations and CEO’s.

Foust has worked in Northern Virginia to widen Route 7, expand full-day kindergarten, and make sure the jobs that come to the region are good jobs. He’s earned Working America’s endorsement. http://ift.tt/1sNbvKw

There are a lot of ads on the air, Virginia, but here’s the truth: John Foust for Congress will fight for working families, not just corporations and CEO’s.

Foust has worked in Northern Virginia to widen Route 7, expand full-day kindergarten, and make sure the jobs that come to the region are good jobs. He’s earned Working America’s endorsement. http://ift.tt/1sNbvKw

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Don’t just vote for the big statewide positions this November. To make Ohio better, we need to make our State House and State Senate better too.

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Don’t just vote for the big statewide positions this November. To make Ohio better, we need to make our State House and State Senate better too.

Spread the word: http://ift.tt/1sNbshQ

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To make Oregon better, we need to make Salem better.

Remember to vote this November, and complete your whole ballot: don’t forget State Representative and State Senate. http://ift.tt/1phw8ts

To make Oregon better, we need to make Salem better.

Remember to vote this November, and complete your whole ballot: don’t forget State Representative and State Senate. http://ift.tt/1phw8ts

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This year made is abundantly clear: to make our state better, we need a better State Senate in Olympia.

Vote this November, and don’t forget to complete your whole ballot! http://ift.tt/1phwal3

This year made is abundantly clear: to make our state better, we need a better State Senate in Olympia.

Vote this November, and don’t forget to complete your whole ballot! http://ift.tt/1phwal3

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#TBT Our friends at AFGE remind us of the progress we’ve made thanks to the labor movement.

Text RAISE to 30644 to continue that progress and join our fight for fair wages. http://ift.tt/1F4eiEq

#TBT Our friends at AFGE remind us of the progress we’ve made thanks to the labor movement.

Text RAISE to 30644 to continue that progress and join our fight for fair wages. http://ift.tt/1F4eiEq

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Yes, There Was A Fan, But They Said Stuff at the Florida Debate Too: Punching In

New report reveals horrific extent of predatory outsourcing–aided and abetted by governors

Michigan’s Rick Snyder, Kansas’ Sam Brownback, and Wisconsin’s Scott Walker have given sweetheart deals to private companies that coincidentally supported their campaigns.

Chart: It’s impossible to afford college with a minimum wage job

“The total amount of student debt in the US has more than tripled in the past 10 years, from $363 billion in 2005 to more than $1.2 trillion today.”

Ohio’s Gov. Kasich still hasn’t given a clear answer on “right to work”

“When both the governor and his major-party challenger were asked a series of 20 questions recently by the Kasich-friendly Columbus Dispatch, Johnny Pennsylvania didn’t even bother to answer a majority of them.”

Yes, you read it right: Rick Scott delayed the Florida gubernatorial debate over a fan

But other stuff happened to: Scott lied about the minimum wage killing jobs and Charlie Crist criticized Scott’s education cuts.

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Good news from our friends in Ireland! http://lat.ms/1xTBzns

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Good news from our friends in Ireland! http://lat.ms/1xTBzns

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Disrupting public services, like Sen. Cruz and other politicians did with their government shutdown last year, has far-reaching consequences.

Join our fight for a Congress that works for all of us. Text JOBS to 30644. http://ift.tt/1w7kKnX

Disrupting public services, like Sen. Cruz and other politicians did with their government shutdown last year, has far-reaching consequences.

Join our fight for a Congress that works for all of us. Text JOBS to 30644. http://ift.tt/1w7kKnX

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Democratic Early Vote Outpacing 2010 in Key States: Punching In

Unions and environmental groups push Obama on methane regulations

“Methane is a potent source of emissions, and taking steps to reduce emissions is a substantial opportunity to put American workers squarely at the forefront of developing, manufacturing, and implementing these technologies—providing high-quality jobs and stimulating local economies.”

Democratic early vote outpacing 2010

Numbers out of North Carolina, Iowa, Nebraska, and Florida see surprisingly rosy stats for pro-worker candidates.

 Third graders at Ohio charter schools fail reading test at twice the rate of public school students

“Many times what the real objection from the charter school advocates is many times is that they don’t like the results…Facts are facts.  It’s not some liberal plot or some teachers’ union plot. The facts are what they are.”

Key inequality measure highest since right before Great Depression

Report from Credit Suisse also finds that the world’s richest 1 percent own 48 percent of all the world’s wealth.

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In Ferguson and California, Labor Is Vocal on Mass Incarceration: Punching In

AFL-CIO gets vocal on mass incarceration

Trumka: “It’s a labor issue because mass incarceration means literally millions of people work jobs in prisons for pennies an hour — a hidden world of coerced labor here in the United States.”

Karen Lewis has a brain tumor, not running for mayor

The Chicago Teachers Union, which remains tight-lipped about Lewis’ medical condition, already handed Lewis’ duties as union president to Vice President Jesse Sharkey which he would retain “until she’s recovered.”

Could Alaska be the showdown where the Koch Brothers meet their match?

“They’re up here on the airwaves 24 hours a day, seven days a week, trying to tie Mark to Obama. They say things 50 times a day on the airwaves that aren’t true. You gotta push back.”

Challenge to Arkansas minimum wage ballot measure fails

Voters in Arkansas will have the chance to vote to raise the state minimum wage to $8.50.

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Don’t be fooled by the negative ads. As United Mine Workers of America Cecil Roberts says, Alison Lundergan Grimes is “the only candidate who is also a supporter of coal miners.” http://ift.tt/11gGT9Q

Don’t be fooled by the negative ads. As United Mine Workers of America Cecil Roberts says, Alison Lundergan Grimes is “the only candidate who is also a supporter of coal miners.” http://ift.tt/11gGT9Q

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Get Out the (Early) Vote in NC

We just supported Get Out the (Early) Vote in NC on @ThunderclapIt // @WorkingNC

Don’t be fooled by the negative ads. As United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts says, Alison Lundergan Grimes is “the only candidate who is also a supporter of coal miners.” http://ift.tt/1qkCYi7

Don’t be fooled by the negative ads. As United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts says, Alison Lundergan Grimes is “the only candidate who is also a supporter of coal miners.” http://ift.tt/1qkCYi7

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When it comes to keeping jobs here in Louisiana, the difference between Bill Cassidy and Mary Landrieu is clear.

Text MYVOTE to 30644 for more voter info. http://ift.tt/1w2rYcV

When it comes to keeping jobs here in Louisiana, the difference between Bill Cassidy and Mary Landrieu is clear.

Text MYVOTE to 30644 for more voter info. http://ift.tt/1w2rYcV

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Big oil billionaires like the Koch Brothers have spent big on this year’s elections on behalf of candidates like Dan Sullivan and Joni Ernst. Why? They don’t want anyone to change the status quo.

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Big oil billionaires like the Koch Brothers have spent big on this year’s elections on behalf of candidates like Dan Sullivan and Joni Ernst. Why? They don’t want anyone to change the status quo.

(via Labor 411) http://ift.tt/1w2rXWe

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