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AFSA President Responds to Obama’s State of the Union

AFSA President Responds to Obama’s State of the Union

On Tuesday, January 12th, President Obama delivered the final State of the Union address for his presidency. In response, AFSA President Diann Woodard issued the following statement: “We applaud the president for his remarks emphasizing the importance of education and training for all Americans. We cannot reach our full potential as a nation until we make investing in education, from […]

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Union Leaders React Positively, Mostly To President’s Address

Union leaders reacted positively to Democratic President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, but they threw in some dissenting notes. For example, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called the address extremely effective and praised its emphasis on jobs – and then said Obama omitted the best way to create well-paying jobs: Strengthening collective bargaining rights. And Thea Lee, the fed’s […]

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COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS PRESIDENT LARRY COHEN told
senators that trade promotion authority – also known as “fast track” – in the
form President Obama favors would cost workers jobs and income.  Photo courtesy CWA for PAI Photo
Service.

Unions Gear Up For New Fast Track Fight

Unions are gearing up for yet another fight over so-called “fast track,” also known as trade promotion authority (TPA), which would let Democratic President Barack Obama jam through trade treaties with European and Asian nations without worker rights or protections for citizens and consumers.

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Diann Woodard Reacts to the 2013 State of the Union

Diann Woodard Reacts to the 2013 State of the Union

Following President Obama’s first State of the Union address of his second term, AFSA President Diann Woodard released the following statement.

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