AFL-CIO District 3 News Update

Fresh from Brother Bear, we have the latest District 3, New England labor news:

Congressman Lynch’s Announcement Video
  Labor-Friendly  Stephen Lynch formally launches his campaign today 

2013 MA Election Dates – 
  Tuesday April 30 – MA US Senate Special Election Primary Day
  Tuesday June 25 – MA US Senate Special Election Day
   …this election schedule leaves plenty of time for our Host Locals to get ready for the I.A.T.S.E. General Executive Board Meeting and the 67th I.A.T.S.E. Quadrennial Convention in July

Save This Date  – Maine Labor Lobby Day is Thursday March 14 – 8am
  Here is a chance to join your Maine AFL-CIO Sisters & Brothers at the state house in Augusta to lobby your state legislator on issues that matter to us.  Please encourage your Maine resident members to participate and ask them to contact me with questions and to register.

GOP attacks on the National Labor Relations Board   
  Yes, this is a BIG deal. Stand by for action if the Republicans actually move forward and their talk turns to action.

Freshman Legislator in Maine & Right To Work (for less)
  Representative Lawrence Lockman – remember that name…when the Tea Party had the slight majority last year, they did not introduce this legislation. Now that they are in the minority, this newbie brings up a failed policy? We have to watch this guy – he also doesn’t understand labor law…or he’s lieing.  

Markey Calls for The People’s Pledge

The Other MA Special Election 
  A staunch pro-labor ally from South Boston  is retiring…

MA Governor attacking the Motion Picture Production Incentives by calling for a cap…again 
  Major implications for motion picture and television production in MA. We have been here before – can you say “deja vu”…

Republican Strategy – Winning the Battles, but losing the War 
  Read specifically the paragraph about Simpson-Bowles and the GOP’s lost moment
Union Membership Trends 
  Growth in CA (surprising?), declines in RTW states (no surprise).
Just for Fun – “Nothing Gets Your Attention Like A Loss” 
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