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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

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Todays Fair Shots - May 9th, 2017

1-John Patrick: SB 4 'Bad for Working People, Bad for Business, and Bad for Texas'

2-Krugman: Everything About 'TrumpCare' Is a Lie, "'Including 'a,' 'and,' and 'the'"

3-Against Anti-Union Ugliness, Fire Fighters Win Civil Service Election in Arlington

4-Saturday Marks 'Stamp Out Hunger' Food Drive

5-Plainview Newspaper Notes Visit to Capitol by Correctional Officers

6-St. Mary's University Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Birth of Henry B. Gonzalez

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Today's Fair Shots - Cinco De Mayo

1-Union Retirees: 'Transfer of Wealth From the Sick to the Wealthy Is Unconscionable'

2-Texas House Puts Texas in Column of States Calling for Dangerous Rewrite of U.S. Constitution

3-Ratcliffe: Business Community Didn't Fight 'Sanctuary Cities' the Way They Are Fighting 'Bathroom Bill'

4-Report: Non-Compete Clauses, Once Reserved for Key Strategic Managers, Now Affect 30 Million U.S. Workers

5-IATSE, Other Entertainment Unions Seek Funding for Texas Film Incentives Program at Capitol

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Today's Fair Shots-May 4th, 2017

1-SB 4 a Defining Moment, in a Bad Way, for Legislative Session

2-'Buy American' Bill Wins Senate Approval

3-House Advances Bill That Generally Improves School Rating System

4-Abbott Proposal to Count Texas in on Rewrite of U.S. Constitution Headed to House Vote; Dallas News: Idea Funded by 'Handful of Multimillionaires'

5-Call Your Member of Congress Now -- 866-829-3298 - to Stop 'Repeal and Replace' and Save Healthcare for Tens of Millions of Americans

 

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Today's Fair Shots - May 2nd, 2017

1-Hanging Robots? They Could Be Just Around the Corner

2-Protesters Against SB 4 Occupy Governor's Office; Some Are Arrested

3-Why the Sanctuary Cities' Debate Got Emotional

4-Senate Approves Complex Houston Pension Bill That Bears Extremely Close Watching

5-New Travis County Peace Justice Signs Document to Provide Court Employees Additional Workplace Rights

6-Former Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Recipient Is Drafted by NFL's Ravens

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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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