February

Compromise on benefits and payroll tax passes despite complaint by unions

The AFL-CIO announced just before noon on the East Coast today that it cannot support H.R. 3630, the compromise bill coming before Congres.

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Locked out workers plan 1,000-mile Journey for Justice

Two major unions, the Steelworkers and the Bakery Workers, announced today a joint project, a 1,000-mile Journey for Justice.

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Tents return as Occupy Atlanta protests AT&T layoffs

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson received $27 million last year and the telecommunications giant saw its revenues soar to $126.7 billion.

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Citing public safety concerns, Red Cross workers strike

The strike was provoked by the agency's insistence on an "irresponsible" health care plan and a speed-up drive that compromises the safety of blood donors.

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AFL-CIO: Republicans voted almost 100% wrong on labor issues

The party cleavage was stark in the GOP-run House last year on key votes. Unions use the AFL-CIO figures as part of their evaluations when deciding, locally, whether to support or oppose an incumbent lawmaker.

Washington governor brokered end to dispute on the docks

Gov. Chris Gregoire announced she had brokered a deal between the two parties that settled pending legal issues, unfair labor practice charges, and fines.

House GOP blasts Obama NLRB appointments

Republicans on the highly partisan House Education and the Workforce Committee blasted President Obama's recess appointments to the NLRB.

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Chicago Teachers Union: Black teachers, students most affected by school closings

CHICAGO - Fed up with discrimination, the Chicago Teachers Union filed a complaint Feb. 9 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charging the Board of Education's mass teacher layoffs last year unfairly impacted African American teachers.

Missouri Republicans press slew of anti-immigrant bills

The Missouri Legislature is debating anti-immigrant bills targeting students, non-English-speaking drivers and the federal government.

Union leaders say ”right to work” will boomerang in Indiana

Indiana became the nation's 23rd "Right to Work" state. Union leaders blasted the legislation, and predicted it'll boomerang at the ballot box this fall.

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