January

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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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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.