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Net Neutrality Is Trump's Next Target, Administration Says

By Steve Lohr, New York Times, 3/30/17. The Trump administration served notice on Thursday that its next move to deregulate broadband internet service companies would be to jettison the Obama administration's net neutrality rules, which were intended to safeguard free expression online.

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Union strike hits Spectrum-Time Warner Cable over dwindling benefits, shoddy field equipment

By Ginger Adams Otis, NY Daily News, March 28. The revolution will not be televised on Spectrum-Time Warner Cable, because 1,700 of its workers in New York and New Jersey went on strike Tuesday. The technicians with Local Union No. 3 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers service Spectrum-TWC field equipment - keeping customers' Internet and cable service up and running.

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Call Your Representative and Tell Him/Her Not to Cut Health Benefits for Millions of Americans

Call 1-855-980-2346 today. Congress is set to repeal the Affordable Care Act and slash Medicaid funding. Tell your representative to say NO to health care cuts which will affect millions of Americans. The Republican bill to gut the Affordable Care Act and slash Medicaid takes health coverage away from millions of Americans, including seniors and children. It will force people to pay more for high-deductible insurance. Meanwhile it provides tax cuts to the very rich and to drug and insurance companies. It will be a disaster for working people.

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Did you participate in WTC rescue, recovery, or clean-up operations after 9/11?

Have you ever filed a WTC-12 Form to protect your rights to file a WTC-related NYS Workers' Compensation claim?. If you participated in the rescue, recovery and clean-up of the World Trade Center through September 12, 2002, please register your service with the New York State Workers' Compensation Board. This will preserve your right to future benefits, should you ever need them. The deadline to register is September 11, 2018. But if you haven't registered already, you should do so now.

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Trumping Labor: The Republican Plan to Gut Workers' Rights

BY CHRISTOPHER D. COOK | MARCH 2, 2017. In 1989, during the transition from Presidents Reagan to George H.W. Bush, the right- wing Heritage Foundation expressed dismay that "free market" reforms were not moving fast enough. The group weighed in with a burly 900-plus page "Mandate for Leadership," urging Reagan Revolutionaries to more aggressively dismantle government regulations.

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Andrew Puzder Withdraws From Consideration as Labor Secretary

Andrew Puzder Withdraws From Consideration as Labor Secretary. By Alan Rappeport, NYT, Feb 15, 2017. The fast food executive Andrew F. Puzder withdrew his nomination to be President Trump's labor secretary on Wednesday amid growing doubts among Republican senators that he can be confirmed.

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Tentative Agreement Reached at Momentive

CWA District 1 Press Release, Feb 9, 2017. WATERFORD, NEW YORK - Striking workers, represented by IUE-CWA Locals 81359 and 81380, and management of Momentive Performance Materials, have announced that a tentative contract agreement has been reached in the 14-week strike at the company's plant in Waterford, New York. The national agreement also covers a small local in Ohio, 84707.  The ratification vote will take place next Monday and Tuesday, following contract explanation meetings over the weekend.  

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POSTPONED: NYC Rally to Support Momentive Strikers: Thur, Feb 9

The rally to support Momentive workers on strike has been postponed due to the impending snowstorm. We'll keep you posted.

Sign the Petition to Support Striking Momentive Workers; New Video

Company's Proposed Health Plan Cuts Would Be a Disaster for Chemical Plant Workers. Sign the petition in support of Momentive strikers.  The 700 CWA-IUE members at Momentive Performance Materials are in week 11 of their strike. Last week CWA 1101 members joined the strikers and supporters across the city in a rally to call for a fair contract and an end to the strike. Click here for more photos.

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Steve Mnuchin helped bring on the '08 Financial Crisis - Should he be Treasury Secretary?!

Call Your Senator at 888-907-9365 and tell him/her to stop Mnuchin's nomination. Steve Mnuchin is known as the "Foreclosure King" who helped bring on the 2008 Financial Crisis. Today he is before Congress as the nominee for Treasury Secretary. 

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