Union Members and Families
  • The Investment Paid Off: GM Adds Thousands of New Jobs

    Only a few months after he was sworn in, President Obama was faced with the decision on whether to intervene or allow the collapse of entire auto industry and the elimination of an estimated 1 million jobs. The President chose to save America's car companies and committed the federal government to that mission.

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  • Cinco de Mayo and Mexican American Heritage

    Today we join the President and the nation in celebrating Cinco de Mayo--the holiday that commemorates the victory of the Mexican Army over the French. The holiday is recognized across the United States as a time to celebrate Mexican American heritage.

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  • Commemorating the Death of Cesar Chavez, a Civil Rights Icon

    Eighteen years ago today, America lost one of its greatest civil rights leaders and an icon of social justice, Cesar Chavez. Born in 1927 and raised in the fields of America’s Southwest, Chavez dedicated his life to fighting injustice through peaceful actions and noble protests. His legacy is the lasting change he fought for to empower working men and women.

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  • 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

    Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York. The devastating fire, in which almost 150 people died, became a turning point for workers’ rights. In remembrance of those who died and the century of progress since, the President has issued the following proclamation.

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  • House Republicans Consult Special Interests on Their Agenda

    Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, incoming Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, didn’t wait long to consult his constituency before setting his agenda for the coming year. In letters sent to more than 150 special interest groups, including the oil industry and drug manufacturers, Rep. Issa is seeking guidance about which Obama administration policies he should target for “oversight.”

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  • See the Progress in Your Community

    During the past several months, we’ve talked a lot about the ways Democrats are moving America forward. Today, we’re launching a new website called PROGRESS that helps you see first-hand what this means for you and the people in your community. For curious voters, or volunteers on the ground, this website helps tell the story of the progress made over the last 20 months.

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