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Governor calls unions the voice of American workers

"We live in a time in which more and more capital is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands," Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told union delegates at the AFL-CIO Labor Legislative Conference.

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Labor leaders demand Senate action on NLRB

As expected, the AFL-CIO Executive Council issued a statement Feb. 26 on the ongoing attempt by anti-worker politicians and their corporate sponsors to destroy the National Labor Relations Board

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AFL-CIO to squeeze Senate Dems on NLRB

"We have decided," said Larry Cohen, president of CWA, "that in today's America it is unacceptable that we cannot fill the position on a labor board designed to protect the rights of American workers."

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Air traffic controllers push Senate to confirm FAA chief

The Air Traffic Controllers are pushing the Senate to confirm a new permanent chief of the Federal Aviation Administration, Michael Huerta, saying he's been acting administrator long enough.

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Labor going all out as election nears

Unions are on full mobilization status as they rev up their final push in the 2012 election battle.

Nurses blast Romney, back Obama

National Nurses United, the nation's largest union of registered nurses, has endorsed President Obama and Vice President Biden for re-election.

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Union official scores Republican ad featuring fake coal miner

A regional vice president of the UMWA has condemned a new Republican TV ad airing in coal country because it features a coal executive masquerading as a miner.

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Steelworkers push for jobs plank in Dem platform

A program to revitalize U.S. manufacturing should be put into the Democratic Party platform this fall, two Steelworker activists told the party's platform committee.

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Labor to mobilize 400,000 volunteers for 2012 elections

The AFL-CIO's executive council gave final approval to a plan to deploy at least 400,000 union members to work on the re-election of President Obama.

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Labor, community groups to launch campaign against GOP on taxes

The GOP-led House on August 1 rejected extending Democratic-proposed tax cuts for the middle class.

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