Labor News

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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Transport union defends members in airline bankruptcy

The Transport Workers "will do everything possible" to vigorously protect 23,400 members who work for American Airlines and its American Eagle subsidiary as the carrier goes through bankruptcy, officials say.

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Verizon is tax deadbeat, report shows

In the last three years, as it raked in more than $100 billion in revenues and $33 billion in U.S. profits, Verizon has been a tax deadbeat.

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Structural crisis exposes neoliberalism as disaster

It would be wrong to simply characterize this global economic crisis as only cyclical in nature.

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Postal unions blast two "rescue" bills

Postal workers are blasting both Postal Service "rescue" bills as deeply flawed legislation that would come close to killing the Postal Service.

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Jobs, not cuts! Unions join Occupy Chicago

CHICAGO - Unions and community groups organized a rousing finish to a week of actions on jobs and corporate greed.

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G20 finance minsters face growing public anger

The ITUC is calling for the G20 and the IMF to support a three-step response to the mounting debt burden.

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Unions to GOP: "You’re next on the unemployment lines!”

National labor leaders are telling GOP lawmakers to stop playing partsian games on the question of jobs and that come Nov., 2012, Republicans will be next on the unemployment lines.

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