Post Tagged with: "ALEC"

Protestors Spotlight ALEC Confab, Again

DALLAS–Led by North Texas Jobs With Justice, the Dallas AFL-CIO and other progressive groups, some 500 protesters descended on the secret conference in Dallas of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the cabal of right-wing corporate chieftains and their political puppets.

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GOP-Run Missouri House Moving Fast on Anti-Worker Agenda

By Tim Rowden Editor, The St. Louis Labor Tribune and Press Associates  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –Now that the Missouri legislature is in full swing, the extremist Republicans who control the state House are working fast and furious to move their anti-worker anti-union legislation to the General Assembly floor. In late February, the House Workforce Development Committee focused on bills to  […]

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AFT’s Weingarten: ALEC ‘Strips Away Rights in the Interests of Power’

WASHINGTON (PAI)—The secretive, Right Wing American Legislative Ex-change Council (ALEC) – a business-funded cabal that controls 1,810 state legislators nationwide – “strips away rights” of workers and voters “in the interests of the power they represent,” American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten says. And thus, in a telephone press conference on Dec. 3, she welcomed the latest exposure of […]

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Thousands Shut Down Chicago Streets, Protesting ALEC Meeting

CHICAGO –Union and non-union workers and their allies shut down the streets around the posh Palmer House Hilton in Chicago on August 9, protesting the Right-Wing American Legislative Exchange Council meeting at the hotel. Unionists from around the country descended on the Second City for the protest, organized by the Chicago Federation of Labor and a host of community allies. […]

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