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“What we know from RNRN’s work in previous disaster-stricken areas, including hurricanes Katrina and Rita, as well as post-earthquake Haiti and super typhoon Haiyan, is that after an initial surge

Working people are taking fewer vacation days and working more.

As Hurricane Harvey and its remnants bring unprecedented flooding and damage to a huge portion of Texas, working people in the state are going above and beyond their duties to help one another.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders writes in The Hill: "Freedom is one of the most cherished American principles. But freedom means more than the ability to speak your mind, practice your religion, or choose your own democratically elected leaders. Our freedoms don’t end with the First Amendment to the Constitution."

Read the full article in The Hill.

“I am your voice” — that’s what Donald Trump promised American workers at the Republican National Convention last July. Yet this month, the Trump administration took an unprecedented step toward quelling the voices of workers.

AFL-CIO officials and other labor advocates June 28 floated some marching orders for U.S. trade representatives as they start renegotiating the NAFTA trade pact later this year.

Read the full article in Bloomberg BNA.

Elizabeth Tadesse has cared for elderly residents at the Holly Heights Nursing Center in Denver for eight years now, helping them get dressed and serving them pancakes in bed. But the health-care bill that senators are discussing this week would slash funding to Medicaid, which generates 81 percent of her employer’s revenue and largely covers her wages.

Read the full article in the Washington Post.

AFL-CIO, a leading labor group, fears the Trump administration is planning to roll back a hard-fought worker protection finalized under President Obama. In a statement, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said working people will die if the Trump administration walks back the rule.

Read the full article in The Hill.

Not everybody in West Virginia uses the same health insurance, but everyone’s care is connected, Richard Trumka and Josh Sword write in the Charleston Gazette-Mail. That’s one big reason why the current attack on access to health care is something every West Virginian has a stake in, and why we urge Sen. Shelley Moore Capito to join Sen. Joe Manchin in opposing the American Health Care Act of 2017.

Tucked inside the Republican bill to replace Obamacare is a plan to impose a radical diet on a 52-year-old program that insures nearly one in five Americans.

Read the full article in the New York Times.

Americans finally got their first look at Senate Republicans’ proposed health care overhaul this week, a dense 142-page document that provides a massive rollback on the ACA’s commitment to promote health care access nationwide.

Read the full article in the Huffington Post.