Unions Flex Muscle in Nevada’s High-Stakes Senate Race

October 30, 2016

“What I know about [Republican candidate] Joe Heck is he’s totally leaning toward Donald Trump,” Ana Aguirre, 40, said in Spanish, adding that she was particularly concerned that Heck is open to revisiting the idea of birthright citizenship. […]

EU, Canada Sign Free Trade Deal but Battle Not Over

October 30, 2016

The main focus of protests against CETA and TTIP remains the system to protect foreign company’s investments. Critics say its provision for arbitration panels to rule on disputes with states can be abused by multinational companies to dictate public […]

Teachers Union Head Brings Political Clout to Bear for Hillary Clinton

October 28, 2016

Lily Eskelsen García, the president of the National Education Association, is using her union’s vast campaign machine to wage a personal fight against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. As a Hispanic married to a Mexican citizen, she was insulted by his derogatory comments about Mexican […]

Gender Pay Gap Spans Time

October 28, 2016

The Switzerland-based forum’s annual Global Gender Gap Report, lists economics and health as the most challenging disparities between men and women worldwide. Four Nordic countries, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden, top the Global Gender Gap index. The US placed 45th in the index […]

How Labor Groups are Fighting Trump

October 28, 2016

National labor unions hoping to put a dent in Donald Trump’s support among working-class voters are running a massive ground game in swing states, sending out a detailed script to nearly 2,000 canvassers who’ve knocked on more than 6 million doors so far. The script, obtained by POLITICO for […]

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