Labor News

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Indy Occupy movement joins with labor unions in protest at Super Bowl Village

About 200 people including union members and the Occupy movement gathered on the south steps of the Indiana Statehouse recently to voice their outrage over the "right to work" bill. 

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South Carolina GOP seek drug tests and benefit cuts for jobless

This week a state senate panel in South Carolina approved a bill that would force unemployed workers to take drug tests in order to qualify for unemployment benefits.

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GOP uses "budget cutting" to attack unions

An influential right-wing group among the House's new GOP majority, the 170-member Republican Study Committee (RSC), is using "budget cutting" as an excuse to attack federal worker union reps.

Obama renominates his pick for labor board

Showing he won't take the Senate GOP "no's" for an answer,  President Barack Obama on Jan. 26 renominated former top union attorney Craig Becker as a member of the National Labor Relations Board.

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Labor takes on racism in GOP "Pledge"

The Republican Party's platform for the mid-term elections, its "Pledge to America," has a sharply racist edge.

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Extension of aid to jobless should pass Senate Tuesday

Democrats are expected to have the 60 votes needed to cut off a GOP filibuster against extension of unemployment benefits.

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Federal labor law regulator hits GOP on filibuster

 The chair of the National Labor Relations Board yesterday came closer to taking an openly pro-labor stand than has any federal regulator in history when she blasted the "political paralysis" fostered by the GOP.