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Month: May 2017

Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil […]

Civil Rights and Labor: Two Movements, One Goal

Civil Rights and Labor: Two Movements, One Goal AFL-CIO A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.           A. Philip Randolph One of our most celebrated labor leaders, A. Philip Randolph, an organizer of […]

Trump Budget Will Cost Jobs

  President Trump released his budget proposal for FY18, and it’s devastating for TCU members.  Some highlights include: Eliminates Amtrak Long-Distance service – Trump’s budget cuts Amtrak’s overall funding in half, from $1.404 billion annually to $774 million. Trump’s budget states that “long distance trains do not serve a vital transportation purpose, and are a […]

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