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The Nevada State AFL-CIO is the state federation of labor representing over 200,000 members of 120 unions throughout Nevada.
A new report from researchers from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) finds that not only is rising inequality a drag on economic growth, but that policies designed to lessen inequality through a moderate level of redistribution do not slow growth. While the report is clear in stating it isn't the official opinion or policy of the IMF, researchers Jonathan D. Ostry, Andrew Berg and Charalambos G. Tsangarides make a compelling case that austerity policies are bad for economic growth and that it isn't just morally sound to reduce income inequality, it's the economically wise choice, too. While countries have pursued policies focused heavily on deficit reduction and lower government spending, the new report suggests those legislative priorities may be the wrong approach to economic growth, joining a growing chorus of evidence from economic analysts that is pushing for a move away from austerity. Read more >>>
The economy added 175,000 jobs in February—62,000 more than the January job gain but still far below what is needed for recovery—and the nation’s unemployment rate was nearly unchanged at 6.7%, compared with January’s 6.6%, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of long-term unemployed people (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) rose by 203,000, increasing the number of long-term jobless workers to 3.8 million. Read more >>>
Last year, Denise Imundo’s husband had surgery on his neck that forced him out of the job market. He went four months without work, and although he was eligible to receive disability payments, they only covered one-third of his salary. And when the holidays approached, finances were getting tight.
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Today, the Nevada State AFL-CIO released the following statement in response to divisive, piecemeal legislation announced by Congressman Joe Heck that ignores the need for true comprehensive immigration reform.
Today, members from pro-immigration reform organizations gathered to talk to voters in Congressman Joe Heck's district about the need to jumpstart stalled action to pass legislation on comprehensive immigration reform.
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With the window to pass comprehensive immigration reform rapidly closing, Nevadans are asking what Joe Heck's plan is to convince his party to take action on an issue he claims to support.
Today, the Nevada State AFL-CIO released the following statement in response to a quote from Congressman Joe Heck responding to critics, stating, "No matter what I do, it's not going to be enough...they are more concerned about politics than policy."
After yesterday's report that House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy confirmed that Republicans have no intention on taking up immigration reform legislation in 2013, it is now clear that Joe Heck has broken his promise to deliver on immigration reform this year.
After Joe Heck's statements earlier this month that it doesn't matter what 50 percent of his district thinks, Nevadans are left wondering if 65 percent approval for comprehensive immigration reform legislation in his district is enough to convince him to support bipartisan reform legislation.
Today, in the wake of news that Republican Congressman Jeff Denham has co-sponsored common-sense comprehensive immigration reform legislation, Nevadans are left asking if Joe Heck will continue to make excuses on why reform won't pass, or join his colleagues in working towards a solution.
In the wake of a Politico report today that House Republicans have no plans to bring immigration reform legislation up for a vote in 2013, Nevada's working families are left wondering if Joe Heck will break his promise to pass reform legislation this year.
PRESS RELEASE: Nevada Working Families Call on Heck to Sponsor Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill
Remarks this week from President Obama and House Democrats including Representative Steven Horsford once again drew attention to the need for the House to act immediately on comprehensive immigration reform and pass legislation this year. The Nevada State AFL-CIO urges Representative Joe Heck and House GOP leadership to call for a vote on the recently introduced H.R. 15.
Months after the US Senate passed watershed comprehensive immigration reform legislation, a new poll shows that constituents in Nevada's 3rd District overwhelmingly support reform efforts, and Joe Heck's reelection chances might hinge on its passage.
In the wake of an irresponsible and reckless GOP-led government shutdown, the NV State AFL-CIO is calling on Senator Heller, Congressman Heck, and Congressman Amodei to apologize to Nevadans for forcing people out of work and harming small businesses in the name of a failed political stunt.
After over two weeks of the job-killing GOP-led government shutdown, Senator Dean 'no labels' Heller finally found an appropriate label - Tea Partier - by voting to continue the shutdown and plunge our economic into disaster through default.
Today, the Nevada state AFL-CIO released the following statement in response to news of a deal to raise the debt limit and end the job-killing, GOP-led government shutdown:
As the job-killing, GOP-led government shutdown continues, Joe '50 percent' Heck has a message for his constituents who he has voted to force out of work during the current government shutdown: you have "no reason to be angry at the congressman".
Today, Senator Dean Heller proved his allegiance to the Ted Cruz wing of the Republican party by voting against a clean debt limit bill, risking a catastrophic default, and begging the question: will Joe Heck and Mark Amodei join Heller in his effort to risk he economic security of the United States?
Today, the NV State AFL-CIO released the following statement in response to Congressman Amodei's insistence that Nevadan's Social Security benefits be used as a bargaining chip to raise the debt ceiling.
As Nevadans continue to suffer at the end of the second week of the GOP-led, job-killing government shutdown, working families are left to wonder if Joe "50 Percent" Heck will follow the lead of Congressman Mark Amodei by demanding cuts to Social Security in exchange for his vote in raising the debt limit.
Today, as the GOP-led government shutdown is well into its second week, Congressman Joe Heck showed his true Tea Party roots, refusing to listen to half of his constituents and put Nevadans back to work.
Today, as the House GOP government shutdown enters its third day, the NV State AFL-CIO denounced comments by Congressman Joe Heck, who called putting thousands of Nevadans out of work a "slowdown of non-essential government services".
Today, as Americans across the country work to register new voters as part of National Voter Registration Day, the NV State AFL-CIO has released information showing that union representation in Nevada's voting population is strong, with union members, households, and retirees representing approximately 16 percent of voters.
Tuesday, September 24th is National Voter Registration Day! Check out the links below and find out how to register to vote.
The Nevada State AFL-CIO is beginning our Labor Campaign Boot Camp Series with an intense TWO-DAY training on running for office and how to run an effective comprehensive political campaign.
This Boot Camp will include sessions lead by professional campaign leaders in messaging, fundraising, media, polling and running an effective field operation. Participants will be divided into teams where everyone will pick a campaign role and assignments. At the end of the Two Day Camp each team will present their campaign plans and receive a Certificate of Completion.
The Boot Camp is Friday September 20th and Saturday September 21st from 8:30am to 5:30pm. Cost to attend is $40.
All the news you need on our 57th Annual Nevada State AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention, to be held in Las Vegas from August 19th - 21st.
From June 23-29, the Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI), a partisan right-wing attack organization will be joining other like-minded groups in a national effort called, "National Employee Freedom Week'. This effort is meant to divide working people and take away our quality way of life. You'll find facts to fight back and protect the rights of working people. Read more >>>
The Nevada State AFL-CIO announces it's Annual Scholarship Program for Nevada students. The ARNOLD / JONES / EVANS 2013 SCHOLARSHIP FUND offers $3,000 scholarships to 3 entering college students.
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Call for Jobs in Reno
Nevada's working families and the unemployed are calling on Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Joe Heck to bring much needed jobs to Nevada and the Country today!
Your Brothers and Sisters will lose their unemployment insurance unless Senator Ensign votes YES.
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