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CDR: Labor Pains

Pain associated with organized labor disputes, contract negotiations, work stoppages and public demonstrations that, under normal conditions, increase in intensity, frequency, duration, volume and violence, culminating in social and physical discomfort, as well as economic contraction. Labor pain is often identified — correctly and incorrectly — as PMS (Pre-Marxism Syndrome). Unlike false labor pains or Davis-Bacon contractions — true labor contractions do not stop when you change your position or relax. Labor pain mostly occurs in the abdomen, the groin, and the wallet.

See also AFL-CIO, Andy Stern, Richard Trumka, Stephen Lerner, Air Line Pilots Association ALPA, Amalgamated Transit Union ATU, American Federation of Government Employees AFGE, American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada AFM, American Federation of School Administrators AFSA , American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees AFSCME, American Federation of Teachers AFT, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists AFTRA, American Postal Workers Union APWU, American Train Dispatchers Department ATDD, Associated Actors and Artistes of America (4As), Actors’ Equity Association AEA, American Guild of Musical Artists AGMA, American Guild of Variety Artists AGVA, The Guild of Italian American Actors GIAA, Screen Actors Guild SAG, Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ International Union BCTGM, Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen BRS, California Nurses Association/ National Nurses Organizing Committee CAN/NNOC, California School Employees Association CSEA, Communications Workers of America CWA, Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), Federation of Professional Athletes/National Football League Players Association NFLPA, Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union GMP (gmpiu.org), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees IATSE, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, International Association of Fire Fighters IAFF, International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers IAM, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers IBEW, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers IFPTE, International Longshore and Warehouse Union ILWU, International Longshoremen’s Association ILA, International Plate Printers, Die Stampers and Engravers Union of North America, International Union of Allied Novelty and Production Workers, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers BAC, International Union of Elevator Constructors IUEC, International Union of Operating Engineers IUOE, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades IUPAT, International Union of Police Associations IUPA, Laborers’ International Union of North America LIUNA, Marine Engineers Beneficial Association MEBA, National Air Traffic Controllers Association NATCA, National Association of Letter Carriers NALC, Office and Professional Employees International Union OPEIU, Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association OPCMIA, Seafarers International Union of North America SIU, Sheet Metal Workers International Association SMWIA, Transport Workers Union of America TWU, UNITE HERE, United American Nurses UAN, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Pipefitting and Sprinkler Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada UA, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America International Union UAW, United Mine Workers of America UMWA, United Independent Technology Technicians of America UITTA, United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union USW, United Transportation Union UTU, United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, Utility Workers Union of America UWUA, Writers Guild of America, East WGAE, CTW(The Change to Win Federation), International Brotherhood of Teamsters IBT, Service Employees International Union SEIU, United Farm Workers of America UFW, United Food and Commercial Workers UFCW, IndependentAircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association AMFA, Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions, Directors Guild of America DGA, Dramatists Guild of America, Fraternal Order of Police FOP,Independent Pilots Association IPA,International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades IUJHAT, International Union Security * Police * Fire Professionals of America SPFPA, Jockeys’ Guild,Major League Baseball Players Association MLBPA,National Education Association NEA,National Emergency Medical Services Association (NEMSA), Programmers Guild,NHL Players Association,National Basketball Players Association, National Rural Letter Carriers Association NRLCA, National Treasury Employees Union NTEU, National Weather Service Employees Organization NWSEO, Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association PBA, Professional Lacrosse Players’ Association PLPA, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society SDC, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America UBC, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America UE, United Independent Technology Technicians Of America, US Airline Pilots Association USAPA, World Umpires Association, Writers Guild of America, WGA

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