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14 Dec Stop the GOP tax scam

THE LABOR WIRE December 14, 2017 Republican politicians should listen to the voters of Alabama, seat Doug Jones, stop their historically unpopular tax bill with its handouts to corporations and the super-rich, and start working for the good of regular working families and our communities. Message of the Day—Stop the GOP Tax Scam The Republican tax scam would make working people pay for wasteful tax giveaways, at the expense of our jobs, health care and infrastructure. The GOP tax bill is a massive handout to the rich. The richest 0.1% would get an average tax cut of more than $182,000, and 62% of the tax breaks in the Senate bill would go to the richest 1%. Tax bills for working families will rise. Some 87 million households making under $200,000 would pay more in taxes by 2027. The Republican plan will no longer tax any overseas corporate profits at all, which is a huge incentive to send America’s jobs offshore. Working people would lose health care. Premiums would rise 10% for millions of people, 13 million people would lose their health insurance entirely and 15,000 more people would die every year. Meanwhile, Republicans want to cut Medicaid and Medicare by $1.5 trillion—the same price tag as their tax bill. Congress should make corporations and the rich pay their fair share of taxes, so we can invest in our shared priorities: good jobs and a strong future for our families and communities. Kitchen Table Economics More than $30,000: That’s the size of the tax break per child that the GOP tax bill would give to rich families who send their children to private school, even as the bill attacks funding for public education and ends a modest $600 tax break for public school teachers who buy equipment and materials for the classroom. Take Action Save our jobs! Reject the GOP tax scam!                   Source:  The Labor Wire, AFL-CIO - December 14, 2017...

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13 Dec Alabama fights for workers

Alabama’s labor movement built the largest labor political program in the state’s history to propel Doug Jones to victory, because we believe he will fight for working families in the U.S. Senate. “I am so proud of every person who volunteered and worked tirelessly to make this the biggest, most successful political program in the history of our great state,” said Alabama AFL-CIO President and USW 12L member Bren Riley. “Together with the support of so many unions, we turned out union members and households to drive home an incredible win for Alabama’s working families.” Message of the Day—Alabama Fights for Workers On Tuesday, the Alabama labor movement capped its largest political effort in history with a major win by electing working-family champion Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate, once again proving the power of unity everywhere. African American union women made the difference. African American women are 12% of the state’s union membership, yet made nearly a quarter of all contacts in this unprecedented labor program. The Alabama labor movement is powerful. It is not considered a labor stronghold, but Alabama has greater union density than Florida and Virginia and about the same as Iowa, New Hampshire and Wisconsin. The Alabama labor movement has clout. Volunteers in the labor program handed out 40,000 worksite flyers, spoke with nearly 100,000 Alabama union members at the door and on the phone, and reached 116,000 working families by mail. The Alabama labor movement is unified. Unions from every sector of our economy united to make the victory of Doug Jones possible. Working people are the strongest economic and political force in America. All elected leaders should take note, and pursue policies that rewrite the rules of the economy for working people, our families and our communities. Kitchen Table Economics $3.23 per hour: That’s the difference in Alabama between the minimum wage, which is $7.25 per hour, and the living wage, which is estimated at $10.48 per hour. Take Action Save Our JOBS! Reject the GOP Tax SCAM!         Source:  The Labor Wire, AFL-CIO - December 13, 2017...

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