Labor News

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Senator unveils pro-labor Rebuild America Act

The bill drew immediate praise from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

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Raise the minimum wage

Despite claims of economic recovery heard recently, median weekly worker income for most months of the past two years, just like most years of the past 35 years, is either flat, or less, than the year before.

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UK's labor leader Bob Crow builds solidarity at the Left Labor Project

We believe the trade union movement is not just about what wages or what contract you get but about the social side: Decent transportation, affordable housing, a decent welfare state.

Push work sharing to soften impact of joblessness

The job-sharing plan is another attempt to cut the impact of joblessness even in a weak recovery.

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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Labor and business economists call “right to work” unworkable

A pro-labor economist is saying that Republicans who think "right to work" laws will stimulate the economy in their states are dead wrong.

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Biden: GOP doesn’t understand middle class

Most of his speech alternated between jabs at GOP leaders, and defense of the Obama administration's actions.

Worker-friendly senator to unveil jobs plan

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Senate Labor Committee Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, will roll out an extensive package of legislation within the next few weeks - everything from infrastructure improvements to parts of the Employee Free Choice Act - to try to rebuild the middle class.

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Union leaders praise Obama's economic themes

Union leaders view positively the emphasis President Obama put on economic themes in his State of the Union address, particularly his call for the wealthy to pay their fair share in taxes .

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Unions to world leaders: Choose “jobs” or “social collapse”

The world's unions are delivering a strong message to international political and business leaders: Create jobs - millions of jobs - or face the consequences.

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