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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS - April 28th, 2017

1-John Patrick: SB 4 'Will Harm All Working People'

2-Bill Requiring Parental Consent for Minors to Join a Union Hit Hard in Committee

3-Stand in Solidarity With Writers Guild

4-Pilots and Flight Attendants at American Airlines in Line for Mid-Contract Pay Raise

5-Corrected Links for Workers Defense Project Events

6-IATSE to Rally for Film Incentives at Texas Capitol

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Today's Fair Shots - April 27th, 2017

1-Young Workers Come to Austin to Testify Against Senate Bill 75/House Bill 1987

2-Buy American' Bill Clears a Second Legislative Committee

3-'Death on the Job' Report Shows Texas Above Average in Rate of Workplace Fatalities

4-Hearing Held on Bill to Strengthen Regulation of Farmworker Housing

5-ULLCO Submits Testimony Supporting Bill to Provide Paid Leave for Working People

6-ULLCO Opposes Voucher-Related Bill

7-Stekler: Without Film Incentive Program, Texas Will Lose Out on Major Movies, TV Series

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Today's Fair Shots - April 26th, 2017

1-Very Definition of 'Sanctuary City' in Play on the Day of  SB4 Texas House Debate

2-Big, Bad Overtime Bill Is Back Under Trump Administration

3-Note on Workers Defense Project Programs for Workers Memorial Day, May Day

4-Texas AFL-CIO Joins in Condolences on Death of Bonnie Smith

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Today's Fair Shots - April 25th, 2017

1-All Signals Point to War on House Floor Over 'Sanctuary Cities' Bill

2-Ironworkers Obtain Impressive Maternity Leave Benefit

3-Sylvia Daves Honored in Senate Resolution for 50 Years of Service to Texas

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Today's Fair Shots - April 21st 2017

1-McGee Confirmation Keeps Fox in Pension Henhouse Until 2021

2-Federal Judges Rule Drawing of Texas House Districts Intentionally Discriminated Against Minority Voters

3-'Buy American' Bill Clears Key House Committee

4-AFL-CIO Expert Discusses Decline in Safety Regulations Under Trump

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Today's Fair Shots - April 20th, 2017

1-House Consideration of School Finance System Is First in Decades

2-Lowenstein: CEO Pay Problem May Be Fixable

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Today's Fair Shots - April 19th 2017

1-'Buy American' Measure Gets a Second Hearing

2-Huntsville Newspaper Details Capitol Visits by AFSCME Correctional Officers

3-IBEW Local in Austin Schedules a Washer Tournament; Sounds Like Fun

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Today's Fair Shots - Tuesday, April 18th 2017

1-Some Government Regulations Falling by Wayside Involve Life and Death

2-Falkenberg: Disenfranchising Voters Is Worse Than United Dragging Passenger Off Plane

3-'Religious Freedom' Argument Used to Justify Underfunding Pensions at Catholic Hospital

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS - APRIL 13TH, 2017

1-Wow! Higher Pay Improves Child Abuse Investigation System

2-Texas State Employees Union Marches, Rallies for Better Livelihoods

3-House Panel Advances 'Sanctuary Cities' Bill; It's Improved Only in the Lipstick on a Pig Sense

4-Minors Have Excelled in Labor Unions Without Parental Permission

5-ADAPT Holds Overnight Vigil in Support of Better Pay for Home-Care Attendants

6-Do Something! Help IATSE in Battle to Fund Film Incentives So More Movies Are Made in Texas

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Today's Fair Shots - April 12th, 2017

1-Under SB 75, Minors Could Work for Kroger Without Telling Parents, But Couldn't Speak Up Together There Without Parental Permission

2-Some Historical Notes on the Role of Unions in Halting Child Labor Abuse

3-Senate Panel Hears Bill That Would Provide Paid Rest Breaks to Construction Workers

4-TSEU Member: Don't Tell Me How to Spend My Money; Stop SB 13

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS - April 11th, 2017

1-John Patrick: SB 75 Supporters Have 'No Sense of Irony or Shame'

2-UFCW: Teens Too Often Face Harassment on the Job, Should Be Able to Choose to Speak Up Together Without Parental Consent

3-Federal Judge Finds Texas Intentionally Discriminated in 'Voter ID' Bill

4-Gorsuch, Now on Supreme Court, May Take Dead Aim at Working People

5-Same Song, Next Verse: Employers Want 'Flexibility' on Overtime Pay

6-Texas Gets Strong Recognition in Pulitzer Prizes

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Today's Fair Shots - April 10th, 2017

1-Senator Changes Column on Texting While Driving Bill in Wake of Horrific Accident

2-Texas House Gives Final Approval to Budget After Characteristic Debate of Nearly 16 Hours

3-Gorsuch Confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court; Employment Cases on Horizon

4-Labor Mourns Gilbert Kissling, Long-time Activist

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Today's Fair Shots - April 7th, 2016

1-House Slaps Vouchers Silly, Protects Children During Appropriations Debate

2-U.S. Senate Drops Filibuster Rule for Supreme Court; Gorsuch Set for Confirmation Today

3-One Union Brother Gives Kidney for Another

4-ULLCO Opposes Bill on Ballot Language, Backs Workers' Compensation Measures

5-AFL-CIO Blasts 'Retirement Ripoff' as White House Seeks to Discard Key Personal Finance Rule

6-Prof. Krochmal Wins Prestigious History Award for Civil Rights Book

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS - April 6th, 2017

1-Magazine Says Abbott's Preemption Plan Might End 'Home-Rule' Status for Cities

2-U.S. Women's Soccer Team Makes Significant Gains in Newly Ratified Union Contract

3. Three things to know as the Texas House kicks off a marathon budget debate

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS - Wednesday, April 5th 2017

1-Equal Pay Day Is Much Needed in Texas

2-Trumka: As the '100 Days' Mark Nears, Trump Has Decided Whether He Really Stands With Working People

3-DeLane Adams Starts Communications Job at Machinists Headquarters

4-Columnist: Huffman's Procedural Vote, Contrary to Her Final Vote, Was Reason School Voucher Bill Passed Senate

5-A Sampling of Pre-Filed Amendments for Texas House Budget Debate

6-Senate Gives Final Approval to Anti-PLA Bill 

7-ULLCO Bill Endorsements

8-Fair Shot Texas to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Houston

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS - April 4th, 2017

1-Long Hours Ahead for Texas House in Budget Debate

2-Senate Advances Bill Outlawing Project Labor Agreements That Do Not Exist

3-Fair Shot Texas Coalition Holds Successful Town Hall Meeting in Dallas

4-Pastors Criticize Payroll Dues Deduction Bill

5-Texarkana Fire Fighters Vote Overwhelmingly for Union Representation

6-Catch-up on National Developments

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS-April 2nd, 2017

1-Senators Blast SB 13 as Ill-Considered Attack on Teachers, Other Public Employees

2-Texas Senate Approves School Voucher Bill, But Limits Its Reach

3-North Carolina Repeals Key Portion of Bathroom Bill, But Leaves a Lousy Law In Its Stead

4-'Buy American' Bill Left Pending in House Committee

5-ULLCO Endorses Five Workers' Compensation Bills

6-'Voices at Work,' an Outstanding Labor Radio Show, Asks for Support

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS - THURSDAY, MARCH 30TH 2017

1-SB 13, Powered by Ideology and No Evidence of a Problem, Moves Forward

2-Drug Testing for Unemployed Workers Re-Enters the Horizon

3-ULLCO Endorses Licensing Bill

4-U.S. Women's Hockey Team Reaches Deal to End Strike, But Only After Amazing Level of Solidarity Within the Sport

5-Info on Corpus Christi's Cesar Cha¡vez Celebration

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Today's Fair Shots - March 29th, 2017

1-Senate Budget Doesn't Make Grade on Texas's Needs

2-CPPP: It's Raining; Use the Rainy Day Fund

3-''Bathroom Amendment' Busted, But 'Sanctuary Businesses' Bill Passes in Railroad Commission Bill

4-ULLCO Takes Positions on Bill; Time to Weigh in on Paycheck Deception, Vouchers

5-U.S. House Leadership Trots Out Another Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill, But It Has Zombie Look

6-Study Quantifies Job Loss Because of Robots

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Today's Fair Shots - Tuesday. March 28th 2017

1-Bill on 'Voter ID' Might Not Solve the Problem

2-ULLCO Takes Action on Workers' Comp, Other Bills

3-Trumka: AFL-CIO Will Sue If Labor Department Waters Down Overtime Rule

4-Cornell Graduate Students Voting on Unionization