IAM Charges Fast Track Authority Bill Leaves U.S. Workers Out in the Cold – 21st Century Labor Union – IAMAW

While ignoring the desperate plight of 1.3 million Americans who recently lost unemployment benefits, Congress today introduced a Fast Track bill that would subject the secretly-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP free trade agreement to a straight up or down vote by Congress. “The IAM strongly opposes the bill introduced today by Senators Baucus and Hatch and […]

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Jobless Benefit Extension Passes Key Hurdle in Senate – 21st Century Labor Union – IAMAW

A bill to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits for an estimated 1.3 million jobless Americans has passed a critical test vote in the Senate. Six Republicans joined 54 Democrats in meeting the 60-vote threshold needed for the Senate to begin full consideration of the bill. The pending legislation would extend the emergency unemployment compensation program […]

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