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Today's Fair Shots - November 7, 2017

1-Union Plumber May Have Headed Off an Even Worse Tragedy
2-Job-Killing Tax Cut Bill Supporters Aim to Redefine 'Middle Class' Upward to $450,000 a Year Cutoff
3-Tomorrow Is Election Day. Really. Vote!
4-AFGE Rally to Call for Filling Veterans Affairs Department Vacancies

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Today's Fair Shots - November 3, 2017

1-IBEW Has Special Place in Elation Over Astros Victory
2-Warren: Janus Case Has Developed an Ethical Conflict
3-AFL-CIO: Tax Cut Bill Is Job-Killer, Gift to Wealthy
4-Golf Tournament a Success; More to Come

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Today's Fair Shots - October 10, 2017

1-Dally Willis's Three Rules of Lobbying: Be Nice, Be Nice and Be Nice

2-EPI: Tax Cuts for Wealthy Aren't Needed and Don't Enter Economy Readily

3-Coastal Bend CLC Joins in Wage Theft Protest

4-White House Announces Atrocious Terms for DREAMer Deal

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Today's Fair Shots - October 3rd, 2017

1-Mayhem in Las Vegas Was Senseless, Shocking

2-Teamsters Set Record Straight on Accusations That Post-Hurricane Deliveries in Puerto Rico Have Been Delayed

3-Supreme Court Appears Closely Split in Workplace Arbitration Case

4-Study: More Than Half of Non-Union Private Sector Workers Have Mandatory Arbitration Procedures for Workplace Claims

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Today's Fair Shots - September 29th, 2017

1-No, Waiving Jones Act Won't Work; It Has Nothing to Do With Getting Goods Into the Hands of Puerto Ricans After Hurricane Maria

2-Bipartisan Congressional Statement Acknowledges Puerto Rico Has Plenty of Supplies on Docks, But Infrastructure Is Broken

3-U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Another Case That Could Decimate Public Employee Unions

4-Public Employee Unions Blast Janus Case as Blatant Politics

5-Louis-Dreyfus Announces She Has Breast Cancer, Thanks Union for Coverage

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Today's Fair Shots - September 26, 2017

1-We Stand in Solidarity With the Football Players' Union on Free Speech Rights, Safety

2-Popovich: 'People Have to Be Made to Feel Uncomfortable'

3-Health Care Repeal Bill Floundering; Throw It an Anchor

4-Portions of 'Show Me Your Papers' Immigration Bill Allowed to Take Effect

5-Austin City Council Member Wants to Rename Street in Honor of Azie Taylor Morton

6-Khalil on Union Hurricane Relief: 'We Are All in This Together'

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Today's Fair Shots - September 21, 2017

1. Kimmel: Any 'Kimmel Test' on Health Coverage Must Apply to Others Besides His Own Son

2.Texas Hurricane Victims Will No Longer Have to Be in Home County to Get Food-Stamp Benefit

3. More Good News on Harvey Recovery: Deadline for Applying for Disaster Unemployment Insurance Extended More Than a Month

4. Daily E-Mail Won't Publish Tomorrow and Friday

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Today's Fair Shots - August 23, 2017

1-Investment Expectations Game Threatens to Dampen Pensions for State Employees

2-Kentucky Union Leader Makes Connection Between 'Right to Work' Laws and Racism

3-IAM Strike, in Large Part, Is About Advocacy for Future Workers

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Today's Fair Shots - August 22, 2017

1-Will NAFTA II Eclipse the First NAFTA?

2-Eclipse Secrecy: Sign Petition Calling for Transparent NAFTA

3-Overtime Pay for Secret Service Agents Is Eclipsed

4-On Eclipse Day, IAM Launches Strike Against Wyman-Gordon in Houston

 

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Today's Fair Shots - August 17, 2017

1-John Patrick: 'Time to Pass the Baton'

2-Abbott Doesn't Rule Out Another Special Session

3-Defeat of SB 7 the Product of Thousands of Working People Making Voices Heard

4-Education Package Has Some Decent Features, But Overall Is a Minor Step With a Bad Precedent

5-Trump Dissolves Two Manufacturing Councils After Cascade of Resignations; Trumka: It Became Clear Promise of Councils Was Broken

6-Take Note: It's Still Possible to Buy a U.S.-Made - Yea, a Texas-Made - Baseball Glove

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Today's Fair Shots - August 16, 2017

1-The Legislature Ends the Special Session on a Mixed Note

2-Disgrace the Nation: Trump Regresses on Charlottesville, Draws Praise From David Duke

3-Trumka Quits Presidential Council on Manufacturing

4-Two Texas Congressional Districts Must Be Redrawn, Federal Judges Rule, Finding Discriminatory Intent

5-Texas Leading Attack on 'Dreamers' on 5th Anniversary of DACA; Protest at Paxton's Office Leads to Arrests

6-Labor Day Schedule of Central Labor Council Events

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Today's Fair Shots - August 15, 2017

1-House Dramatically Rejects Payroll Dues Deduction Amendment

2-Bill to Artificially Cap Spending by Local Governments Pronounced Dead

3-Texas Building & Construction Trades Council Elects Officers

4-Following Events in Charlottesville, Texas A&M Cancels White Supremacist Rally Over Safety Concerns 

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Today's Fair Shots - August 14, 2017

1-John Patrick: Labor Movement Will Fight Racism, Anti-Semitism, Other Forms of Hatred at Every Turn

2-Trumka Condemns 'Worst Kind of Evil in Our World'

3-Cummings: 'We Will Not Stand for It'

4-'White Lives Matter' Rally Set for Texas A&M

5-Times Editorial: Nissan Election Inevitably Connected to Low-Wage Strategy in South 

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Today's Fair Shots - August 8th, 2017

1-UAW Lost an Election in Mississippi, But Showcased Brave Union Advocates

2-Nissan Worker: 'It Ain't Over Yet'

3-Dan Patrick's Amazing Admission: Problem With Some Cities Is They Are Run by Democrats

4-Forbes: Amazon Wages Don't Justify Millions in Incentives for Warehouses

5-Labor Department Grants Available to Help Women Get Apprenticeships

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Today's Fair Shots - August 2, 2017

1-Police, Firefighters, EMS and Even Charities Are in Sights of Promoters of SB 7

2-ULLCO Endorses Bills Aimed at High Rate of Maternal Mortality in Texas

3-Texas House Uses Rainy Day Fund to Advance Bills Helping Retired Teachers

4-Nissan Unloads Against UAW in Momentous Attempt to Organize Mississippi Factory

5-York: Corporate Culture at Southwest Airlines Has Changed for the Worse

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Today's Fair Shots - August 1, 2017

1-Unions Help African-American Women Begin to Close Pay Gap

2-Near Seattle, $15 an Hour Minimum Wage and Boom in Hotels Co-Exist

3-Bob Martinez Jr.: Boeing Moves to Export Work Threatens American Aerospace Industry

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Today's Fair Shots - July 27th, 2017

1-Let's Hope for Strike Three on Health Care Reform in U.S. Senate

2-Payroll Deduction Bill Moves Out of Senate, But Takes on Significant Damage

3-Texas AFT Helps Deliver Dose of Reality to Teacher Pay Bill

4-ULLCO Opposes Chunk of Special Session Agenda

5-Trump White House Messing With Overtime Rule; Most Salaried Workers Still Obligated to Work 'Overtime' for Free

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Today's Fair Shots - July 19th, 2017

1-Grammatical Question: Did TrumpCare Go Up in Flames or Down in Flames? Either Way, The People Win

2-Lawmaker Takes New Constitutional Shot at Right of Working People to Support Labor Organizations in Texas

3-Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth Is Hiring, and the Jobs Are Union, IAM Reports

4-AFL-CIO Formally Opposes Trump NLRB Nominees