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Trump's State of the Union Not Reality for Most Americans

Kenneth Quinnell AFL-CIO
Last night, President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address. Working people were quick to point out that most of us don't live in the reality described in the president's speech and when it comes to the issues we care about, actions speak louder than words.

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Unions Rip Senate’s Obamacare-Repeal Move

Seven Wishnia Labor Press
"Several American labor unions reacted angrily to the Senate’s vote July 25 to take yet another crack at dismantling Obamacare. AFSCME President Lee Saunders called the vote “morally indefensible,” while Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers said it was “cruel and heartless.”

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A Power Broker Who Wants Labor at the Table, Not on the Menu

Noam Scheiber The New York Times
lee Saunders, President of the 1.6 million American Federation of State, County and Municipal Workers is not only a major leader in the AFL-CIO, but one of the prime supporters of Secretary Hillary Clinton.

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AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders On Sec. Hillary Clinton’s Victory InThe Iowa Caucus

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American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees President Lee Saunders said his members helped make the difference in Secretary Hillary Clinton's victory in Iowa. She won union households 52-43 percent over Senator and that 21 percent of caucus goers came from union households.

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AFSCME President: Members Organizing For Clinton To Lift Wages For All

Pat Rynard http://iowastartingline.com/2016/01/27/afscme-president-members-organizing-for-clinton-to-lift-wages-for-all/
AFSCME President Lee Saunders explains why his union endorsed Hillary Clinton and what they are doing to help her win the Democratic Party nomination.

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A Principle Is A Terrible Thing to Waste

Lee A. Saunders Huffington Post
Lee Saunders, President of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees writes in a letter to Dr. Michael Lomax, President of the United Negro College Fund that the union is halting all contributions to the fund and requesting that its affiliate locals do the same. President Saunders writes that this is a result of the fund accepting $25 million dollars from Charles and David Koch as well as speaking at their summit meeting in California. Pres
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