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Today's Fair Shots - June 15, 2017

1-Resort to Violence Unacceptable

2-It's Official: Fox News Not 'Fair and Balanced'

3-Dallas, Fort Worth Mayors Worry About Effect on Canada of 'Buy American' Law

4-Call Cruz and Cornyn re: Health Care; Miracles Are Possible

5- New Friedrichs-style Case Makes Way to Supreme Court, Threatens Unions

6-Funeral Arrangements Posted for Correctional Officer Who Died in Line of Duty

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Today's Fair Shots - June 14, 2017

1-Signing of 'Buy American' Bill Sets Stage for Part 2 Debate in 2019

2-Trump Blasts Health Care Repeal He Celebrated When It Passed U.S. House

3-IAM Posts Anti-ALEC Video Featuring Brother Danny Cooke

4-One More Thing on Courage Victory: He's a Long-Time Union Member

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Today's Fair Shots - June 13, 2017

1-Deceased Correctional Officer, Gone in Line of Duty, 'Touched a Lot of People's Hearts'

2-AFL-CIO Says Labor Will Support a NAFTA That Offers Shared Prosperity and 'Never Forget' If Treaty Further Rigs Rules

3-Abbott Signs State Budget, But Vetoes $120 Million, Including Funds for Colonias

4-American-Statesman: Abbott Focus on Weakening Cities Is 'Anti-Texan'

5-Labor Scores Electoral Wins in San Antonio, Including New Mayor

6-Report: Social Security Makes Cold Calls to Give Seniors Questionable Financial Advice

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Today's Fair Shots - June 9th, 2017

1-Bill Gutting Financial Reform Faces Long Odds in U.S. Senate

2-Mayor Turner Wants Houston to Sue to Stop 'Show Me Your Papers' Bill

3-Abbott Declares If Lawmakers Fail to Approve His Special Session Agenda, They Would Be 'Lazy'

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Today's Fair Shots - June 8th, 2017

1-Adler: Abbott's Special Session Call Also a Fight Against Individual Liberties That Local Voters Have Supported

2-Ratcliffe: Abbott Takes Risk If Special Session Blows Up

3-Texas AFT: Abbott's Proposed Teacher Pay Raise 'Less Than Meets the Eye'

4-Large Lawyers' Convention Cancels Texas Venue, Cites 'Show Me Your Papers' Law; City of Dallas Joins Others in Suing Over SB 4

5-- ATU Local Wins Verdict in Long-Running Case Seeking to Enforce Arbitration Provision

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Today's Double Fair Shots - June 6th

1-Abbott Special Session Call Is Do-Over for Bad Legislation

2-Here's the List of Topics for Special Session

3-Speak Up on a Fair NAFTA, Not a Worse One

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Today's Fair Shots - June 6th, 2017

1-Video Targets Rep Who Called ICE on SB 4 Protesters

2-Gamboa: SB 4 Did Not Arrive in Vacuum; Texas Has History of Discrimination Against Latinos

3-Texas AFT Discusses Bills That Improve Public Schools

4-Report: Legislature Passed Fewest Bills Since 1995; Weeping Not Heard Anywhere

5-EPI: Fiduciary Rule Fight Is About Whether Your Financial Advisor Represents You or His Own Bank Account; Texans Lose an Estimated $1 Billion a Year When the Latter Happens

6-Union Retirees Release Report Card on Congress

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Today's Fair Shots - June 2, 2017

1-Trumka Says Pulling Out of Climate Accord Abandons Clean Energy Jobs of the Future

2-Irony of Ironies: Chinese Factory Labor Gets Too Expensive in Some Quarters

3-Economic Anxiety Stemming More and More From Volatility Within Jobs, New Study Suggests

4-Catholic Labor Network Notes Opposition to SB 4 and Texas AFL-CIO's Role in Opposing 'Show Me Your Papers' Measure

5-Abbott Signs Supposed 'Voter ID' Fix, Sending Measure On Speedy Path to Courthouse

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Today's Fair Shots - June 1, 2017

1-In 2016 Election in Counties With Most Undocumented Residents, 30 Fraudulent Votes Found Out of 23.5 Million

2-ICE Reverses Itself, Says It Did Receive a Complaint on SB 4 Protest

3-State Budget Includes Small Amount of Funding for Migrant Farmworker Housing Inspections

4-Package of Child Protection Bills Signed Into Law; Move to Outsourcing Is Problematic

5-Anti-Union Bill That Counts Non-Participants as 'No' Votes in Union Election Gets Another Run in Congress

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Today's Fair Shots - May 31st, 2017

1-'A New Low in Politics'

2-OSHA Keeps Its Most Powerful Weapon Against Unsafe Working Conditions in Holster

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Today's Fair Shots - May 25th, 2017

1-School Finance Bill Dies, Imperiling Quality in the Right-Wing Quest for Vouchers

2-'Lunch Shaming' Bill Remains Alive Amid Unwarranted Controversy

3-Congressional Budget Office: Republican Health Care Plan Would Cost 23 Million Americans Health Coverage; Retirees Ready to Fight 'Tooth and Nail'

4-Texas AFL-CIO Stands With Congressman Al Green Following Racist Threats Against Him

5-Sen. Al Franken Features Sen. Ted Cruz in His New Book, Unfortunately for Cruz; Love Child of Sen. Joe McCarthy and Dracula?

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Today's Fair Shots - May 24th, 2017

1-Proposed Budget Funds Economic Incentives for Film Production in Texas

2-Good News: Attack on Fair Chance Hiring Ordinances Hits Roadblock in Senate

3-Trumka: Trump Budget Delivers 'Ultimate Insult' to Working Families to Pay for Tax Cuts for Wealthy 

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Today's Fair Shots - May 23, 2017

1-John Patrick: House Version of 'Bathroom Bill' Still Sends Discriminatory Message

2-Other Key Bills Near the Finish Line

3-Washington Post Headlines 'Discrimination Sunday' in Legislature; See Rep. Senfronia Thompson on Video

4-'Low-paying, Grinding, Unhealthy Work': Times Profiles Truck Drivers

5-Credentials Deadline Hits Tomorrow for Texas AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention

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Today's Fair Shots - May 19th, 2017

1-Sign On for a 'Fair Trade' Renegotiation of NAFTA

2-Tesla Not So Cutting Edge When It Comes to Treatment of Workers

3-Austin Mayor: Besides Harming Immigrants, SB 4 Seeks to Shut Up Local Officials

4-Parker: Abbott Has 'Most Bigoted, Racist Record in the Country'

5-Do Something! Sign Statement in Support of Fasting Yale Graduate Students Who Are Seeking Union Contract

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Today's Fair Shots - May 18th, 2017

1-Even When We Are Focused on Legislature, Trump Sure Has a Way of Stealing the News Cycle

2-Texas Legislature Reaches the Tipping Point

3-'Buy American' Bill Goes to Conference Committee; Changes Expected

4-Senate Approves Bill Taking Away Right of Cities to Regulate Uber, Lyft and Other TNCs

5-Casar: Why SB 4 Has Produced So Much Opposition

6-Moeller in Montana, Yip-e-i-o-kai-yay; She Was There to Campaign for Underdog Congressional Candidate

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Today's Fair Shots - May 17th, 2017

1-Lawsuits May Fly Soon From All Angles to Challenge 'Sanctuary Cities' Law

2-With Clock Ticking Late Hour, Canada Swoops in to Try to Stop 'Buy American' Bill

3-ULLCO Switches Position on School Finance Bill After Senate Panel Turns It Into Voucher Vehicle 

4-Times: Spread of Non-Compete Agreements Rigs Rules Against Working People

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Today's Fair Shots - May 16th, 2017

1-Opportunity Knocks on 'Buy American' Legislation

2-Fight Proposed Privatization at Child Protective Services Program

3-Two Anti-Union Bills Clear a House Committee, But Still Face Hurdles

4-In Wake of SB 4, Houston Chronicle Reports on How Arizona Immigration Law Harmed Business and Law Enforcement; It Also Upped Voter Registration

5-Report: Texas Working People Among Those Wrongly Paid Less Than Minimum Wage

6-Times: Sinclair Requires Local TV Stations to Run Canned Pieces With Rightward Political Tilt

7-Corpus Christi Girl Makes Cover of IAM Magazine in 'Rosie the Riveter' Pose

8-NALC Reaches Tentative Contract Deal

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Today's Fair Shots - May 12th, 2017

1-Next Step for 'Buy American' Bill: One More House Vote, Then Back to the Senate

2-AFL-CIO Provides National Platform to John Patrick Criticism of SB 4 Signing

3-Federal Overtime Pay Bill Called 'Invitation to Wage Theft'

4-AFL-CIO Raising Profile of Right-Wing Bradley Foundation, Which Seeks to Decimate Labor Unions

5-San Antonio Building Trades Union Plan Dinner to Raise Funds to Renovate VFW Hall, Begin 'Union Santa' Program

6-Texas AFL-CIO Convention Credentials Due May 23; Join Us in Houston

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Today's Fair Shots - May 11th, 2017

1-Giddings: 'Hottest Places in Hell' Reserved for Those Who Harm Our Children

2-Buzzfeed Posts 'New American Slavery,' a Harrowing Portrait of Conditions for H-2B Visa Workers

3-Ratcliffe Named Political Editor of Texas Monthly

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Today's Fair Shot's - May 10th, 2017

1-'A Vendor Bill If I've Ever Seen One'; Senate Advances Bill to Ease Licensing Requirements for Immigrant Detention Centers

2-San Antonio Leaders Express Dismay Over Upcoming Requirements of 'Sanctuary Cities' Bill

3-First Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Over SB 4

4-New Report Finds Absence of Workplace Benefits Among Huge Slice of Construction Workers

5-PayWatch Report Shows CEO Pay Gap Remains a Grand Canyon