• April 7, 2017 | Federal Legislative Report | AFSCME Video
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    April 7, 2017 | Federal Legislative Report | AFSCME Video

    The big news in Congress is the vote on President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. Neil Gorsuch could not get the required 60 votes to be confirmed, so Republican leaders, they decided to change a long-time Senate rule to approve him with fewer votes. AFSCME opposes his nomination. We do so because he has consistently sided with corporations over workers and individuals.

  • June 9, 2017 | Federal Legislative Report | AFSCME Video
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    June 9, 2017 | Federal Legislative Report | AFSCME Video

    On Monday, President Trump kicked off his own “Infrastructure Week” by announcing support for legislation that would privatize our air traffic control systems. The president also touted a plan that would privatize new roads, water systems, and other infrastructure. Democratic leaders have proposed an alternative that will put $1 trillion dollars into needed infrastructure improvements and create many jobs.

  • 4 Tips For Avoiding Interventions & Interruptions During Labor
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    4 Tips For Avoiding Interventions & Interruptions During Labor

    If you’re interested in having a natural childbirth today, we’re going to be covering interventions and interruptions to help you succeed and getting that natural delivery Thanks for joining us today. I’m Sherry Hopkins. I’m a home birth midwife in Las Vegas, Nevada. I’m joined by Cora. She is my daughter and she is also a home birth midwife at Well Rounded Momma as well as one of our massage therapists and placenta encapselators All the things… We do lots of things. If you find this video helpful like… Subscribe, hit the bell. We get a lot of clients that ask us, how do I have a successful natrual childbirth…

  • Universal Childcare
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    Universal Childcare

    Think electricity is too expensive? Or you’re paying too much for your for your rents and mortgages? Well, since 2012 the cost of childcare has been growing even faster. Too many parents are struggling to afford childcare, or find spaces for their kids. Universal, free primary and high school is a fundamental right. We believe it’s time for universal, free, public, childcare. We would give 3 and 4 year olds three days a week of free childcare and one day a week for 2 year olds. We’ll build 250 new public childcare centres in the inner-city, and the regions to ease the shortages. We’ll ensure that all childcare workers are…

  • Low Intervention Birthing Techniques
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    Low Intervention Birthing Techniques

    – Hi, I’m Seabrin Jensen. – And I’m Danae Young, and we have Courtney Caldwell today with us. And she is gonna go over low-intervention birth methods. And we’re in one of our labor suites. – Can you show us some different positions that a woman might be able to do while she’s pushing? – Sure. So this is probably one of the most common pushing positions that we use or that we see. These are foot pedals. We’ve got mom kind of in a semi-sitting position. In this position, a lot of ladies can actually grab behind their thighs as well and pull their thighs back just a little…

  • June 23, 2017 | Federal Legislative Report | AFSCME Video
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    June 23, 2017 | Federal Legislative Report | AFSCME Video

    Recently, President Trump called the House health care bill “mean.” The bill released by Senate GOP leaders is even more heartless. Millions will lose their health coverage while millionaires will get big tax cuts. We expect a vote on this bill next week. The clock is ticking fast for Congress to put together a budget plan and fund the federal government by the end of September. We need a fair budget that invests in public services and doesn’t cut important programs like Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps. Republican leaders, though, have a different plan.

  • Economic Update: Libertarianism Capitalism & Socialism
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    Economic Update: Libertarianism Capitalism & Socialism

    Welcome, friends, to another addition of Economic Update, a weekly program devoted to the economic dimensions of our lives—jobs, incomes, debts—our own, those of our children. I’m your host, Richard Wolff. Today I’m going to devote the program to another one of those topics you have been writing to me about that you wanted a comment about. And I respect your taking the time and trouble to tell me what you want me to deal with. And so, I’ve devoted this program and planning it to the topic of libertarianism. A growing number of people seem to be persuaded or interested, at least, in the libertarian approach. It has some…

  • Leading an Industry Turnaround: Lessons from Government Interventions at GM and Chrysler
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    Leading an Industry Turnaround: Lessons from Government Interventions at GM and Chrysler

    Thanks for having me. I think since we’re in a classroom setting, as Mike said, we can make this very interactive. I’ ll make a few opening remarks and sketch out what we did and we did it as quickly as I can with the clock back there reminding me what time it is and then would love to take your questions on any aspects of this. I’ll start at the end actually because when GM went public that day I had agreed to co-host CNBC and was sitting on the set of CNBC as the various GM executives and the floor people and bell rang and the first share…

  • Economic Update: Libertarianism Capitalism and Socialism [Trailer]
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    Economic Update: Libertarianism Capitalism and Socialism [Trailer]

    So the problems of what we have, for libertarians, are not the result of capitalism, they are the result of the government’s intrusion into capitalism. So since they’re critical of capitalism to the degree that the government is powerful, they’re even more critical of socialists because, for the libertarian, the socialist is even worse. You might think of modern socialism focused on democratizing the workplace as getting rid of (here we go now) the state inside the workplace. To get rid of the state inside the enterprise is just as important, if not more so, than to get rid of it outside in the larger society. So maybe socialists (at…

  • Message from the President: Stop the USPS Sell-Off & Say NO to a Privatizer Postmaster General!
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    Message from the President: Stop the USPS Sell-Off & Say NO to a Privatizer Postmaster General!

    Greetings! This is Mark Dimondstein, President of the American Postal Workers Union. As many of you know, the Postmaster General is retiring at the end of January and the Postal Board of Governors will be hiring a new PMG. Please sign the petition to the Board of Governors calling on them to appoint a PMG who is fully committed to universal service to everyone and to the public mission and public ownership of the United States Postal Service. Thanks, if you have already signed on, and please ask your co-workers family and friends to do so as well. 120,000 have already signed on. Join them today to defend our jobs…