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When Perla Balli she heard the news that the T-Mobile call center where she worked in Brownsville, Texas, was about to close because T-Mobile was shipping 3,300 jobs from that location and from six other U.S. call centers overseas, she said: House and car payments, tuition for my oldest son’s college education and the expenses of caring for five children were the first things that came to my mind. No American worker should have to worry that their job will be taken from them unceremoniously and given to someone else. Read more >>>
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued a statement today proclaiming the federation's support for an executive order issued by President Obama protecting federal employees and employees of federal contractors against discrimination based on gender identity. Trumka said: Working people believe in equality and fairness. That’s why we are happy to stand with President Obama in supporting protections for workers who are discriminated against on the basis of gender identity. Read more >>>
Shedding Light on the Stars
On the set for Russell Crowe’s latest movie, “Noah,” Mario Pignard Jr. had the challenging task to create the impression of daylight in the middle of the night for an area larger than three football fields on Long Island. A highly specialized motion picture lighting technician, his skills were honed by other large projects, such as “The Dark Knight Rises,” starring Christian Bale, when he used nine to 12 generators to light lower Manhattan’s bridges and business district. Read the full article>>>
These candidates and/or ballot measures which appear on the June, 2014 primary election ballot have been endorsed by the Tri-Counties Cental Labor Council. Read more >>>
Here are TCCLC's endorsements for the November 6th election. Help vote for the candidates and measures that will protect California's working families! Read more >>>
Online Voter Registration Goes Live in California
Californians can now register to vote online. If you aren't yet registered, go to https://rtv.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/ to get started.
L.A. Times calls Proposition 32 "A fraud to end all frauds"
LA Times columnist Michael Hiltzik didn't mince words when he described Prop. 32 in last Sunday's paper. He called it out for what it is: "a lie" and "a fraud to end all frauds."
"In this state, we've come to expect ballot initiatives sponsored by business interests to be, essentially, frauds. But it's hard to conceive how one could be more fraudulent than Proposition 32. If there was any doubt left that the initiative process has been totally corrupted by big business and the wealthy, this should put it to rest for all time."
VOTE: TUESDAY JUNE 5, 2012!
State Senate: District 19: Jason Hodge
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