Napa and Solano Counties Central Labor Council

 

Tefere Gebre, Executive Vice-President of the AFL-CIO, writes "our democracy suffers not from voter fraud, but voter suppression and disenfranchisement."
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the statement Thursday while negotiators were meeting behind closed doors for a third straight day.

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The gains in pay for chief executives and President Trump's pledge to deregulate and cut corporate tax rates sets the stage for perhaps the most consequential moment for corporate governance since the financial crisis of 2008. Rising executive compensation only widens the gap between top executives and most American workers. Mr. Rutledge, for instance, made 2,617 times the average American worker’s salary of $37,632, according to figures maintained by the AFL-CIO.

“Trump’s budget is the most significant betrayal yet of the working people he claims to support,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said. “This budget is a blueprint for how to rig the rules of the economy to favor the wealthy and corporations, while taking away our freedoms and protections at work.”

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It was deja vu all over again at the annual shareholder meeting Wednesday for Mondelez International, a global snack food company known for brands like Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers.

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When the idea of a non-union charter school offering virtual vocational education (yes, the trades, taught entirely over the computer) was pitched to the Solano County Board of Education, we went to work to get rid of it.  Using the relationships we've developed as a result of our affiliation with the Napa Solano Central Labor Council, the friendly electeds on the board heard our concerns and, not only voted the non-union charter down, but blocked them from appealing the decision.
In fact, we were so organized that, when the folks behind the charter saw us enter the r