January

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Foxwoods Casino workers vote on first union contract

After three years of organizing with the United Auto Workers (UAW), 2,500 casino workers at the Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand complex will vote on their first union contract.

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Labor backs president's emphasis on jobs

Union leaders reacting last night and today to President Obama's State of the Union address praised his emphasis on job creation.

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Video: Boycott Hyatt

Video of labor and allies confronting Hyatt Hotel Corporation.

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Tens of thousands call Washington to demand no tax on workers’ benefits

As phones ring off the hook in the nation's capital with calls from workers angry about a Senate health reform bill that would tax their benefits there are signals coming from both the White House and the Congress that lawmakers are scrambling for a compromise.

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Union leaders remain strongly opposed to health tax

President Obama tried yesterday to convince 11 major union leaders meeting with him at the White House to end the labor movement's opposition to the tax on workers' benefits that is part of the Senate bill.

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Union leaders meet with White House on health reform

WASHINGTON (PAI)--Democratic President Barack Obama tried Jan. 11 to convince top union leaders to drop labor's opposition to taxing workers' health care benefits.

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Political courage to create jobs is lacking, AFL-CIO’s Trumka charges

 Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, in a major address today at the National Press Club in Washington, said the jobs crisis "cries out for political courage but that courage is not much in evidence.

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Unions battle proposed health benefit tax

A major union leader, commenting on CBO  claims that employers will pass along, in the form of raises, cost savings that result from a tax on workers' health benefits said today that, "They may also believe in the tooth fairy."

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Health care tax could cost Democrats seats

At a press conference yesterday a liberal House Democrat leading the congressional push against the Senate plan to tax workers' health benefits said the plan would cost Democratic seats.

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$100 million for green jobs training brings hope for jobless

Despite a depressed economy, Joliet, Ill., ironworker Ken Kobus is optimistic.

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