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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

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Today's Fair Shots - July 14, 2017

1-Malfaro: Dan Patrick School Finance Plan Asks Schools to 'Make Bricks Without Straw'

2-New TrumpCare Proposal Stays Ugly, But Awaits Further Action

3-Death of Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo Exposes Heart of 'Buy Chinese' Movement

4-Columnist: Millennials Need to Assume Leadership in Labor Movement

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Today's Fair Shots - July 12, 2017

1-Insurance Industry to Cruz: Don't Do Us Any Favors on Health Care

2-Are Reports of the Death of E-Mail Greatly Exaggerated?

3-Trumka Asks Senate to Delve Deeply Into Trump's NLRB Nominees

4-Texas AFT Notes Pre-Filed Education Bills for Special Session

5-Save Date for Texas AFL-CIO Golf Tourney

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Today's Fair Shots - July 12th, 2017

1-Texas in Middle of National Power Struggle Between States and Cities as Special Session Looms a Week Away

2-Columnist: Teacher Pay Raise Proposal Looks Like a Trap for Teachers, Local School Districts

3-Cruz Health Care Proposal a Redistribution From Poor to Wealthy

4-Dallas News Strongly Criticizes Paxton for Placing Texas Among States Looking to End 'Dreamer' Program

5-New Well-Reviewed Book Explores Origins of 'Right to Work' Laws

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Today's Fair Shots - July 11th, 2017

1-'Sunset and Sine Die' a New Rally Cry for Special Session

2-Bill Would Repeal 'Show Me Your Papers' Immigration Law Before It Takes Effect

3-Workers at Nissan Plant in Mississippi File for Union Representation Election

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Today's Fair Shots - June 28th, 2017

1-Convention Marks Outstanding Display of Solidarity

2-John Patrick Discusses Legislature and Imperative for Labor to Advocate for Civil Rights for All

3-Vote on Awful Senate Health Care Bill Is Postponed Until After July 4 Recess

4-Texas AFL-CIO Joins in Anti-SB 4 Protest as Federal Judge Considers First Steps in Lawsuit Against 'Show Me Your Papers' Law

5-Tideland Houston Chapter of APRI to Honor 'Legends,' Including Vivian Willis of Texas AFL-CIO

6-20 Years of Harry Potter Include a Strong Union Message

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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