Labor News

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Obama nominee’s support for civil rights too much for GOP

Several plan to quiz Perez on his stewardship of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, which he now heads.

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Republicans oppose even Obama’s GOP picks for labor board

Right-wing House Republicans schemed to hamstring the board and bring it to a dead halt.

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Unions to focus on dumping GOP governors

The 2012 election is barely in the books, but the AFL-CIO is already starting to think about the next round of polling, in November 2014.

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Appeals court reinstates Walker’s entire anti-union law

The ruling in early January disappointed the coalition of seven public worker unions who had challenged Walker's law in court.

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Letter Carriers slam new federal report on postal service

A new federal report on the financial ills of the U.S. Postal Service  is a reiteration of previous justifications for huge agency prepayments of future retirees' health care costs.

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Federal union protests GOP Ryan: He hustles for the 1%

AFGE elected Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox, a VA hospital worker from North Carolina, as their new president on August 15 at the union's convention in Las Vegas.

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Labor leaders: GOP holding workers as hostages

The right wing, is holding workers and the economy "hostage" to their demands for continuing and permanent tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent.

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Illinois Bain victims want action from GOP lawmakers

The 170 workers whose jobs are slated to be shipped to China and the town's mayor are pressing their representatives to keep the jobs here.

Senate defeats GOP anti-union scheme

The anti-union measure would have nullified NLRB rules that consolidate legal hearings regarding the union votes and shortening the time period for employers' appeals.

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Rough going for anti-union drives

The right-wing anti-labor agenda continues, as bills in state capitols countrywide - designed to attack workers rights - still threaten middle and working class families.

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