Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
 
 
 

Today in Labor History

Apr. 20, 1980
United Auto Workers members end a successful 172-day strike against International Harvester, protesting management demands for new work rules and mandatory overtime provisions.
Union Communication Services

Member Login
Username:

Password:


Not registered yet?
Click Here to sign-up

Forgot Your Login?
  Member Resources  
     
  Teamster News Headlines  
 
First Student Westmont Bus Monitors Vote to Join Teamsters Local 777
Teamsters, ALPA, IPA Statement on Single-Pilot Cargo Aircraft
Powering Forward in the Public Sector
Airgas Workers Join Teamsters Local 174
MillerCoors Brewery Workers in Ft. Worth Secure New Contract
Being Prepared: Scouts Recognize Teamster BA
Taxi Drivers At Seattle Airport Protest "Pay To Work" Scam
West Virginia, Ohio Teamsters Seek Accountability for Deadly Opioid Crisis
Local 174 Coca Cola Workers Ratify Swire Contract
Leslie Marshall Show: Teamster President Details Suspicious Job Site Work Death of Member
 
     
Fix the filibuster, fix the Senate
Updated On: Jan 17, 2013

Jan. 17, 2013 

The U.S. Senate is where good bills go to die. The chart below is telling, isn't it?

"The supermajority required just to begin debate–60 of the 100 Senators–creates gridlock and ignores the fundamental American principle of majority rule." ~ CommonCause.org

Next week, the Senate may be taking up Resolution 4, a bill to reform the filibuster process and make it more transparent. If enacted, this reform would mean Senators would actually have to speak and debate publicly on the floor of the U.S. Senate in order to keep a filibuster going, just like Jimmy Stewart did in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. As it stands now, a Senator can simply send an email to continue a filibuster.

We need more accountability of our elected officials, and if they wish to block legislation, they should be required to put real time and energy into it.

Here's what we need you to do: Call your Senators TODAY and ask that they fix the Senate by fixing the filibuster! Tell them to vote FOR Senate Resolution 4.

You can reach your Senators by calling the U.S. Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121.






UnionActive Newswire
 
Join the Newswire!
Updated: Apr. 23 (02:05)

5th Annual Care Giver Conference
Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
FROM THE EBOARD - AN ADMISSION
IBT Local 1108
In Case You Missed It
Teamsters local 570
FROM THE PRESIDENT | Reckless & Irresponsible
IBT Local 1108
In Case You Missed It
Teamsters Local 355
Officers elected by acclamation, April 13, 2018
UAW local 2200
 
     
 
 
Teamsters Local 992
Copyright © 2018, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™
Visit Unions-America.com!

Top of Page image