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6/25/12, Where’s Rosie the Riveter celebrating the 4th of July? »»

July 4th is one more opportunity to share your union pride and have fun with your Rosie the Riveter cutout.  She’ll love being photographed at 4th of July picnics, parades and fireworks displays.  Encourage other union families to include Rosie in their summer outings, too!

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6/22/12, $1,000 Hospital Care Grant helps with unexpected medical bills »»

Jon Scott, American Train Dispatchers Association (ATDA) member, has long carried the Union Plus Credit Card for its convenience and competitive interest rates.  However, Scott and his wife Connie recently learn the card also qualified them to apply for a $1,000 Hospital Care Grant.  The grant helped them cover out-of-pocket hospital expenses.

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6/20/12, Tips for union-made summer cookouts »»

What do Weber grills, Coppertone, Fritos, and Bud light beer have in common? Find out here and learn how to make your 4th of July cookout union-made.

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6/11/12, CWA member goes to college with help of Union Plus Scholarship »»

With her husband on disability, Fran Nevel, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 2201, is her family’s sole breadwinner.  That’s why she felt it was important to get her degree and she’s doing it with help from a Union Plus National Labor College (NLC) Scholarship.

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6/9/12, 7 tips for getting better gas mileage »»

Is a road trip part of your summer travel plans?  If so, you’re probably looking for ways to save money at the gas pump.  While the best way to burn less fuel is to buy a more fuel-efficient car, tests done by Consumer Reports show there are ways to improve the MPG you get with your current car.

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GOIAM News
6/28/12, Congressional Democrats Escalate Criticism of Substance, Process of Obama’s First Trade Pact – the Trans-Pacific Partnership »»

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The combination of unprecedented secrecy during three years of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “trade” agreement negotiations and recent leaks of TPP chapters revealing that U.S. negotiators have approved extreme, troubling terms has sparked a veritable tsunami of congressional criticism and action in recent days, Public Citizen said. The 13th round of TPP negotiations will be held next week in San Diego.


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6/28/12, Machinists Graduate from the National Labor College »»

The National Labor College's Class of 2012 includes five Machinists who graduated with degrees ranging from Union Leadership and Administration to Labor Studies and Labor Education.  Congratulations to Glenn Farmer, Lydia Gallegos, Victor Ghidoni, Greg Lance and Bonnie Polster.


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6/28/12, TPP: The Next Big Free Mistake? »»

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Despite a low public profile, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is poised to become the biggest free trade agreement since NAFTA. The massive trade deal, which the White House hopes to conclude by year’s end, would link the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Also poised to join the global pact are the mega-economies of Japan, Mexico and Canada.


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6/28/12, Take Back the American Dream Conference »»

Take Back the American Dream's 2012 Conference allowed progressives to share ideas and forge a strategy so every working American's voice is heard.  Labor unions, civil rights groups, women's rights groups and activists from Rebuild the Dream and MoveOn.org attended the three-day conference sponsored by the Campaign for America's Future.


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6/28/12, A City Fight for Local Jobs »»

You’ve seen the cranes, bulldozers, and hard hats around town! But you may be shocked to know that construction companies are using cheap labor from out of town to complete those local building project. But one major city area is cracking down and enforcing a law that guarantees local residents good jobs on those publically funded construction projects. 
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