Rock County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

 

Anti-worker Republicans in Wisconsin are hitting a new low.

The Wisconsin AFL-CIO and ROck County Central Labor Council have made endorsements for the April 4, 2017 general election.

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau safeguards Americans against the deceptive and abusive practices of big banks, student loan servicers, credit card companies and predatory lenders.

Some Wall Street billionaires are paying less in taxes than teachers, nurses and other working people. It's time for Congress to end this unfair tax loophole.

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The gains in pay for chief executives and President Trump's pledge to deregulate and cut corporate tax rates sets the stage for perhaps the most consequential moment for corporate governance since the financial crisis of 2008. Rising executive compensation only widens the gap between top executives and most American workers. Mr. Rutledge, for instance, made 2,617 times the average American worker’s salary of $37,632, according to figures maintained by the AFL-CIO.

“Trump’s budget is the most significant betrayal yet of the working people he claims to support,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said. “This budget is a blueprint for how to rig the rules of the economy to favor the wealthy and corporations, while taking away our freedoms and protections at work.”

Read the full article in People's World.

Tefere Gebre, Executive Vice-President of the AFL-CIO, writes "our democracy suffers not from voter fraud, but voter suppression and disenfranchisement."

It was deja vu all over again at the annual shareholder meeting Wednesday for Mondelez International, a global snack food company known for brands like Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers.

Read the full article in the Chicago Tribune.

The May 2017 meeting of the Rock County Central Labor Council May 22, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. It will be held at the Union Labor Temple, 1605 Center Avenue, Janesville WI. 53546. 

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