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Trumka urging Tribune Co. to reject Koch brothers offer

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is protesting the sale of the Tribune Co., a multimedia corporation based in Chicago, to Charles and David Koch, owners of Koch Industries. Trumka said, “The Koch brothers have given millions to right-wing organizations that want to dismantle Social Security, repeal healthcare reform, overturn Wall Street regulations, roll back environmental standards and eliminate workers’ collective bargaining rights.”

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Obama’s NLRB appointees still being challenged

President Obama’s five nominees for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have finally been approved by the Senate Labor Committee. Obama nominated Democrats Sharon Block and Richard Griffin and Republicans Harry I. Johnson III and Philip A. Miscimarra. Mark Gaston Pearce continues to serve on the Board as chairman and his term expires in August. It’s now up to the full Senate to approve the appointments.

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2013 NSO Representative Assembly

The 2013 NSO Representative Assembly (RA) will be held June 7-8, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, 650 15th St., Denver, Colorado 80202. The meeting will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, June 7. Early registration will be available on Thursday, June 6 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The RA will adjourn at approximately noon on June 8.

NSO delegates will be electing Region 1, 3, 5, and 7 Directors and At-Large A and B Directors. Elected directors will serve from June 8, 2013 to June 13, 2015.

For more RA details, hotel reservations, a tentative schedule, and election information, you must sign in to new NSO’s secure site.

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About NSO

The National Staff Organization (NSO) is the world’s largest union of union staff across the country. Through the efforts of hundreds of staff leaders, NSO has grown from 35 members in a handful of states in 1969, to more than 4,000 members from 89 affiliates in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Today, NSO has more than 2,300 full-time and 100 part-time members.

Contact Information

President – Chuck Agerstrand – cnso@aol.com

Vice President for Defense – Marius Ambrose, – marius.ambrose@aol.com

Vice President for Program – Lynn Adler – Runnerlynn@aol.com

Treasurer – Ron Goldenstein –  ron.goldenstein@nsea.org

Secretary – Mary Henson –  EsthersBaby@msn.com

Communications Director – Rosemary Carey – rcarey@mea.org

NSO Webmaster – MiriamG99@gmail.com