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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

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Today's Fair Shots - March 27th, 2017

1-A 'Bigly' Defeat: GOP Health Care Bill Blown to Oblivion

2-Taibbi: Trump Has Still Made Only About 30 of 1,000 Executive Appointments

3-Labor Secretary Nominee Supports Weaker Version of Overtime Rule

4-Corpus Christi Newspaper Discusses McGee Nomination to Pension Review Board

5-Tomorrow Is 106th Anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

6-Statewide Bus Schedule for TSEU Lobby Day Is Posted

7-East Austin Community Marches to remember Cesar Chavez

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Today's Fair Shots - March 24, 2017

1-With Gorsuch Nomination, Shoe Is on Other Foot; AFL-CIO Opposes Confirmation

2-The Resistance Wins a Round, as House Vote on Health Care Bill Postponed

3-Senate Panel Approves School Voucher Bill

4-Bad Unemployment Insurance Bill Gets Skeptical Hearing

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS - MARCH 23, 2017

1-WSJ: Trump's 'Endless Stream of Exaggerations, Evidence-free Accusations, Implausible Denials and Other Falsehoods'

2-Health Care Vote Could Cement Atrocious 'First 100 Days'

3-ULLCO Takes Action on Labor Bills

4-FAX Your Senator From Your Mobile Phone - The RESISTBOT

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS - MARCH 22, 2017

1-Abbott: 'More Simple, More Elegant' to Cut Off Local Regulations on Broad Basis

2-Senate Approves Bill Aimed at Starving Local Governments

3-History Report: Vouchers Were a Segregation Tool in Texas in 1950s

4-Medicaid-Related State Program Was Privatized and Now Costs More, Serves Fewer People and Is Mired in Conflicts of Interest

5-Consideration of McGee Nomination to Pension Board Postponed

6-Senate Honors Fire Fighter Johnny Villarreal; So Does Texas AFL-CIO

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS

1-Working People Take Legislative Opportunity to Advocate for Higher Minimum Wage

2-Facts on the Minimum Wage in Texas

3-ULLCO Endorses Bills on Human Trafficking, Texting While Driving, 'Buy American'

4-'60 Minutes' Talks to Workers Forced to Train Their Replacements Under H-1B Visas

5-Join State Employees on Their Lobby Day at the Capitol; Bus Rides Available

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Today's Fair Shots - March 20th, 2017

1-Texas AFL-CIO holds Raise the Wage Press Conference. Collects almost 1,000 petition signatures in 3 days. 

2-Patrick: APRI Part of a Great Labor Coalition

3-AFL-CIO Dissects Trump Budget Proposal

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS - Friday, March 17th 2017

1-Here's a Tip: Pay Your Servers for Their Work in Cash

2-Texas AFL-CIO to Convene News Conference on Minimum Wage Bills

3-Veteran Child Protective Services Workers Explains Why Privatization Will Fail

4-Dramatic Testimony Against 'Sanctuary Cities' Bill Leads Committee Chair to Say Bill Has 'Long Way to Go to Get This Right'

5-ULLCO Opposes Voucher, Pension Bills

6-Texas AFT Supports Major Public School Finance Bill

7-AFL-CIO Reiterates Support for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Today's Fair Shots - Thursday, March 16th 2017

1-'Sanctuary Cities' Bill's House Hearing Draws Huge Crowd of Opponents Ready to Testify

2-State Troopers Deport Man Who Had Broken Tail Light, No Criminal Record

3-Project Labor Agreements Work and Haven't Been Tried on Public Projects in Texas, So Why Ban Them?

4-Minimum Wage Bills Get Hearing Next Monday

5-Arizona's $12 an Hour Minimum Wage Has Been Upheld by That State's Supreme Court

6-School Voucher Bill to Be Heard in Senate Committee Next Tuesday

7-'Bathroom Bill' Clears Senate

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS - MARCH 15th, 2017

1-Sheehan: 'Every Day Will Present Its Own Challenges, But Dont Give Up'

2-Einstein Rocked Physics and Believed in Unions

3-'Bathroom Bill' Advances to Final Senate Vote

4-'Sanctuary Cities' Bill to Be Heard Wednesday in House Committee

5-Dog Rescuer Was Burned by 'Barking Ticket'; 'Debtors' Prison' Bill Would Let Fines Be Paid Off With Community Service

6-Uber Looking to Deregulate Itself Via Texas Legislature

7-Attacking a Unicorn: Committee Considers Bill to Outlaw Non-Existent Public Project Labor Agreements

8-Health Care 'Repeal and Replace' Would Harm Seniors, Is Based on Falsehood

9-ULLCO Endorses Bills to Expand Health Coverage

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Today's Fair Shots - Tuesday, March 14th 2017

1-Bill Would Demand Parental Consent for Minors to Join Unions, But Not to Work in Sweatshops for Lousy Pay and Benefits

2-Wear an Extra Hard Hat: OSHA Is No Longer Announcing Fines Against Dangerous Workplaces

3-Dallas News: Texas AFT Rally Slams Vouchers as 'Sinful'

4-Bills to Ban Public Project Labor Agreements Completely Miss the Point

5-ULLCO Opposes Bill to 'Handcuff' Local Governments on Taxes

6-ULLCO Takes Other Positions on Bills

7-Uber, Which Is Trying to Write Legislation in Texas, Is Having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

8-Angle: Too Early to Know What Happens Next After Federal Panel Declares Texas Congressional Districts Invalid

9-CBO: 24 Million Americans Will Lose Health Coverage Under GOP Plan to 'Repeal and Replace' Affordable Care Act

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Today's Fair Shots - Monday, March 13th 2017

1-At the Legislature, the Bill Avalanche Is Over

2-Be a Virtual Lobbyist on Education Issues

3-Federal Workers Under Attack: Do Something!

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS - MARCH 10th 2017

1-Newly Filed Bill Is Another Attack on Public Employees Who Speak Up Together

2-Joe Kennedy III Eloquently Responds to Ryan's Claim That Gutting Affordable Care Act Would Be 'Act of Mercy'

3-Bills on Improving Farmworker Housing Make an Impression

4-ULLCO Opposes 'Fox in the Henhouse' McGee Nomination; Hearing Held

5-Viva la Causa: Telemundo Performers Vote to Join SAG-AFTRA

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS

1-Women's Issues Part and Parcel of Labor's Legislative Session

2-Texas AFL-CIO and Texas AFT Calls for Rejection of Nomination to Pension Review Board-Roll Out Letter Campaign to Texas Senators. 

3-'Bathroom Bill' Moves to Full Senate

4-Enjoy Inspiring Pictures and Videos? Follow the Texas AFL-CIO on Instagram on your Smartphone. 

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS - Wednesday, March 8 2017

1-Lara: There Are So Many Higher Priorities Than 'Bathroom Bill'

2-Union Retirees: Republican 'Repeal and Replace' Proposal Would Be 'Disaster'

3-Wednesday Is International Women's Day

4-Labor Mourns Roosevelt Henderson, a Key Labor and Civil Rights Activist in Galveston

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS - March 7th, 2017

1-Chair: Equal Pay Law Would Make Litigation Cheaper for Businesses, Not Just Defendants

2-Trump, John Oliver Building Circulation for Top-Flight News Organizations

3-CWA Reaches Tentative Deal With AT&T

4-Nissan Protest in Mississippi Draws Huge Crowd; Texas AFL-CIO Represented by Levy

5-Austin Approves 'Better Builder' Ordinance That Speeds Up Permits in Return for Higher Safety Standards

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS - March 6, 2017

1-Report: 'Bathroom Bill' Already Costing San Antonio Convention Business

2-At Heart, New Democratic National Committee Chair Is Progressive

3-'A Great New Accidental Renaissance' Under Trump? Fun to Think About, If Nothing Else

4. On Saturday, Over 5,000 Marched on Mississippi to Stand in Solidarity with Nissan Worker

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS - March 3, 2017

1-Opponents of Legislative Attacks on Undocumented Immigrants Lay Down Powerful Markers in House Debate

2-Is the Overtime Rule Going to Face 'Repeal and Replace'?

3-AFL-CIO Notes Big IAM Victory at Red River Army Depot

4-Mother Jones Article by Undercover Private Prison Worker Wins Major Award

5-Sign the Petition to Support Call Center Legislation That Helps Consumers, Builds Good Jobs

6. Stand in Solidarity! March on Mississippi - Sat., March 4th

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS - March 2, 2017

1-Proposed Convention of States, as Written, Invokes the Whole Constitution, Not Just a Few Proposals

2-Dallas News Follows the Money: Empower Texans Is Big Backer of Convention of States

3-PolitiFact: Abbott Immigration Claim Regarding Travis County Sheriff Is 'False'

4-Workers Defense Holds Day of the Fallen to Promote Construction Workplace Safety 

5-'Bathroom Bill' Hearing Set for Next Tuesday

6-Trumka Analyzes Trump Speech on Fox Business Report

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TODAY'S FAIR SHOTS

1-Senate Vote Includes Criminal Provisions If Texas Constitutional Convention Delegate Disobeys Legislature

2-Trump, Congress Run Into Practical Problems on 'Repeal and Replace' of Affordable Care Act

3-U.S. Secretary of Education Claims, Incredibly, That Historically Black Colleges Were a 'School Choice' Movement

4-Key House Chair Says Private School Vouchers Already Dead in Texas House

5-CPPP Offers Statistics, Analysis Against Private School Vouchers

6-Steelworkers Visit Texas AFL-CIO Before Touching Base With Legislators on 'Buy American' Bills

7 -Steve Williams of IAM, a Mighty Labor Activist in Texas, Dead at 97