Labor News


Union locals pledge to halt GOP in 2014 mid-term elections

The GOP momentum spread to states like Wisconsin, where Scott Walker quickly enacted legislation that stripped basic bargaining rights from public employees.


New York teachers back Thompson for mayor

This city's huge teachers' union has selected the candidate it prefers in the mayoral race now underway here.


NYC AFSCME Council endorses Liu in mayoral race

Saying Comptroller John Liu "would end the favoritism towards the wealthy 1%" and return the government to its people, AFSCME District Council 37 delegates unanimously endorsed his mayoral candidacy.


To fix the ‘real’ economy, stop attacks on working families

Inside Cobo Hall, Detroit's convention arena, corporate CEOs gathered to discuss the state's economy at Gov. Snyder's two-day economic summit.


Elections have consequences: “Right to work” is one of them

The GOP majority in the Pennsylvania state capitol in Harrisburg is pushing a so-called "right-to-work" law in the Quaker State.


AFL-CIO calls for universal voter registration

The labor movement has added its voice to the demands for voting reform that are sweeping the nation.


Obama campaign enters new stage: The Action

President Obama thanked them for their hard work and urged all to stay involved in grassroots action for the good of the country.


Union leaders map post-election plans

Fresh off of a consequential U.S. election, union leaders started planning future legislative priorities for the labor movement.


Labor celebrates but eyes the next big battle

The labor movement, after throwing everything it had into the successful reelection effort of President Obama, is celebrating today.


Obama, Stabenow cruise to victory in Michigan, tea party mayor recalled

President Obama won by more than eight percentage points in Michigan and Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow crushed her Republican opponent 58 percent to 38 percent.

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