Labor News

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A GOP fraud – defrauding voters

The GOP is working desperately to deny the right to vote to citizens it doesn't like. You know, poor people, black people, Hispanic people, old people, females.

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GOP Senate leaders scheme to hamstring NLRB

They are upset by a General Counsel's memo saying franchise holders and the chains that enfranchise them are both responsible for obeying wage and working condition laws.

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GOP's Lamar Alexander, catering to right, tries axing Davis-Bacon

In an obvious bid to cater to the radical right, Sen. Lamar Alexander launched a bid to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act.

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GOP filibuster kills Bring the Jobs Home bill

Once again, a Senate Republican filibuster killed a pro-worker bill, the Bring The Jobs Home Act, to extend tax credits to firms which do just that.

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Labor rolls out its plan to defeat GOP in November

"You know what our problem is," said the federation's political action director, Lee Saunders, "It's turnout. We have prioritized the election races and we have to get our people out."

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Senate GOP defeats minimum wage hike

The Senate tried to raise the nation's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. But its Democratic sponsors needed 60 votes to start debate, and got six fewer than that.

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Union appeals Chattanooga vote loss, cites GOP lawmakers' interference

 The UAW have filed formal unfair labor practices charges with the National Labor Relations Board concerning their narrow loss in the union recognition vote.

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Labor announces plan to unseat 5 GOP governors

The governors targeted for defeat are Florida's Rick Scott, Michigan's Rick Snyder, Ohio's John Kasich, Pennsylvania's Tom Corbett and Wisconsin's Scott Walker.

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NLRB OKs rules to streamline union election procedures

Union leaders welcomed the NLRB's proposals. The right wing House GOP and the National Retail Federation screamed.

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Labor and allies turn up heat on GOP over jobless benefits

Organized labor and its allies have turned to public pressure to push resurrection of the benefits through a hostile GOP majority in the U.S. House.

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