Labor News

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In California elections, 'jobs' is the watchword

OAKLAND, Calif. - With unemployment officially pegged at 12.3 percent in California, it's clear topic number one for Democratic candidates at all levels will be jobs.

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Ohioans kick off mid-term election fight

Warning of the extreme danger to the rights working people and to democracy if Republicans win, AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and candidates for office stumped Labor Day events.

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Great day for labor: Obama goes to Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- There was one clear message everyone in the crowd at Laborfest here took home with them September 6: the true meaning of Labor Day.

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Unions shape Missouri Senate race: GOP/Wall Street vs. everybody else

ST. LOUIS - "The right wing wants to keep America from succeeding; they want to keep the president from succeeding; they want to keep us from succeeding."

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Business campaigns against EFCA in fall contests

As Labor Day approaches, business groups are throwing big money into ad campaigns to undermine pro-labor candidates.

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Trumka: The elections will define who we are as a nation

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told national media the elections come down to a stark choice: leaders who stand with workers, versus right-wingers pushing a corporate agenda.

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Union delegates resolve to build record voter turnout

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Union activists pledge to knock on 36,000 doors before Election Day in this battleground state.

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Labor pushes for the swing vote

Pollsters are reporting that the "swing voters," most of them working-class moderates and even some conservatives, are now ready to vote against all incumbents, even if it means putting the GOP back in power.

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To win in November, unions will build “people power”

WASHINGTON - More than money or anything else, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told labor leaders, "Your union members are the power."

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Labor's seven “do’s” to win in November

WASHINGTON - The training was as intense as the rousing speeches here at a Battleground States Conference of AFL-CIO leaders, with a "four pillar" plan and seven "do's."

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