• Election About Jobs, Not Republican Mandate

    South Dakota State Federation of Labor – Action Center Last night’s election, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters today in a conference call, “was about jobs, plain and simple. It was a mandate to fix the economy and create jobs. But here’s what it wasn’t”: It wasn’t a mandate for the policies most Republicans campaigned

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  • Jobs Rise by 151,000, Unemployment Stays the Same

    South Dakota State Federation of Labor – Action Center obs increased by 151,000 in October and the unemployment rate remained the same as last month, at 9.6 percent, according to U.S. Department of Labor data out this morning. Other positive news: the unexpectedly modest jobs loss in state and local government, although economists say job

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  • Mission Statement

    The South Dakota State Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO is the state federation of labor representing over 8,000 members of 154 unions throughout South Dakota. The mission of the South Dakota State Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and

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  • 1000 March Against Walker’s Budget

    More than 1,000 Wisconsin firefighters, nurses, farmers and community members marched through Madison today to the Capitol Square to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) extreme and anti-middle class budget.

  • Red Cross Workers March for Blood Donor Safety

    South Dakota State Federation of Labor – Home Hundreds of union members rallied today in the nation’s capital to support the more than 240 striking Red Cross nurses and donor collection staff in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey. The Red Cross workers, members of Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE), an AFT affiliate, have been

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