Posts Tagged ‘President’

Oct
2015
29

Maine AFL-CIO Elects First Female President, An IBEW Member

Maine AFL-CIO Elects First Female President, An IBEW Member
  The Maine AFL-CIO’s 30th biennial convention became a historic event last week when a woman was elected president of the labor organization for the first time.  Cynthia Phinney of Livermore Falls will now head the 160-union, 40,000-worker group.  Phinney is the first women elected to the position, but not the first to serve.  That...
Nov
2014
13

The Jury Is Out on Scott Walker’s Actual Chances of Becoming President

The Jury Is Out on Scott Walker's Actual Chances of Becoming President
  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker won his third election in four years this month, emboldening him in a crowded 2016 GOP presidential primary and putting union members across the country on edge about what such a presidency would mean for their livelihood.  Walker defeated Democrat Mary Burke with 52 percent of the vote. Gov. Walker [&hellip...
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Mar
2014
18

KORUS of Boos: US-Korea Trade Disaster Is Bellwether for Fast-Tracked TPP

KORUS of Boos: US-Korea Trade Disaster Is Bellwether for Fast-Tracked TPP
  Last weekend marked the second anniversary of the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), but there is less cause to celebrate the time that has passed than there is to regret the engagement altogether. It is quite clear that the deal failed to produce the positive impact promised by our trade-loving President.   While the [&hellip...
Aug
2013
7

INTERACTIVE MAP: Scott Walker Receiving Just 38% of His Donations from Wisconsinites

  A new interactive map shows an influx of out-of-state donations coming Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s way since he enacted his trademark, anti-union piece of legislation, Act 10, in February of 2011. The Capital Times reveals what many of us lamented during the Walker Recall — that the Governor’s support comes not from his home...