Labor News


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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


GOP judge launches yet another assault on the NLRB

A Republican-named federal judge took another hack at the NLRB, ruling that President Obama illegally named its top enforcement officer.


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.


Hearings held on ‘right-to-work’ in Ohio

The Manufacturing & Workforce Development Committee of the Ohio legislature, unanimously voted to table three so-called 'right-to-work' bills.


House GOP unveils two more anti-NLRB, anti-union bills

The radical right GOP majority on the House Education and the Workforce Committee continued its anti-worker crusade.

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