Labor News

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Penn. labor aims to keep Keystone State blue

"We're everywhere, not just in the east or the western part of the state," said Liz McElroy of the AFL-CIO.

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Labor intensifies outreach to Y generation

The AFL-CIO is stepping up a program it hopes will eventually bring the Y generation into the labor movement.

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.

Cabin pressure rises at Delta as union vote begins

Thursday, September 30, when union voting began, marked a glimmer of hope in the lives of 21,000 flight attendants at Delta Airlines, even though many of them may not see it.

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A peek at how unions “kick ass” in an election

Regardless of where one stands on the political spectrum, there is wide agreement that the labor movement knows how to "kick ass," when it comes to elections.

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Trumka, panel debate working-class anger and elections

"There is a class war going on in this country," AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said during a September 24 panel discussion at the Cooper Union, "and my class is losing. We've got to turn that around."

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Labor pulling out the vote in key state

Union members hit the ground running to get their co-workers out to vote this November in Connecticut, one of 21 battleground states designated by the AFL-CIO.

15,000 jobless at tele-town hall cause concern for GOP

Participation by 15,000 unemployed workers, Sept. 14, in Working America's tele-town hall on the November elections has Republican candidates nervous.

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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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