Labor News

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Labor supports president’s vision but warns of challenges

The labor movement is reacting positively to the vision of the future put forward by President Obama in his State of the Union speech.

Labor volunteers keep on going in the final hours

On Election Day today union members are continuing their push right up until the polls close.

Wall Street Journal warns labor could stop GOP in its tracks

Evidence that all the media hype about a coming GOP victory in the mid-term elections may be totally off base surfaced Oct. 12 in a warning to the ruling class from the Wall Street Journal.

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Public service union in a fighting mood

5,000 public workers gathered in Boston  for the 39th convention of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees are in a fighting mood.

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Unions plan June conference to draw youth into labor movement

ORLANDO, Fla. - The labor movement, determined to build its membership among the nation's youth, will sponsor a Young Leaders Conference this June in Washington.

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Ohio jobs march hits Wall St. greed

The five biggest insurance companies made $12 billion in profits this year. They didn't make that providing health care to people, they did it by denying health care to people.

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Reds put jobs fight at top of to-do list

The fight for jobs, and for the unemployed, is central to any economic recovery and to any forward motion for a people's agenda.

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Trumka: Time for a new economy

The full text of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's speech on labor's agenda for a new economy at the National Press Club.

AFL-CIO head denounces Honduras elections

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has weighed in on the planned November 29 elections in Honduras, with an open letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Afraid no more: Domestic workers fight back

She became the child's nanny when the little girl was 18 months old. For the next seven years she nurtured and guided the girl through all the typical milestones of childhood - growing out of and into new clothes, toileting, walking, playing, meeting new friends, pre-kindergarten, first grade and more.

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