Labor News

15,000 jobless at tele-town hall cause concern for GOP

Participation by 15,000 unemployed workers, Sept. 14, in Working America's tele-town hall on the November elections has Republican candidates nervous.

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In California elections, 'jobs' is the watchword

OAKLAND, Calif. - With unemployment officially pegged at 12.3 percent in California, it's clear topic number one for Democratic candidates at all levels will be jobs.

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Ohioans kick off mid-term election fight

Warning of the extreme danger to the rights working people and to democracy if Republicans win, AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and candidates for office stumped Labor Day events.

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Great day for labor: Obama goes to Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- There was one clear message everyone in the crowd at Laborfest here took home with them September 6: the true meaning of Labor Day.

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Labor Day: President Obama goes to Milwaukee’s LaborFest

MILWAUKEE (PAI)--The President of the United States - along with his Secretary of Labor and the president of the national AFL-CIO - will be special Labor Day guests at Milwaukee's LaborFest.

Social Security at 75 is under attack, again

"There is no tragedy in growing old, but there is tragedy in growing old without means of support,"President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said in 1934.

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UAW workers cheer president but job woes persist

The thrill and excitement of having President Barack Obama at the Chicago Ford factory was tempered by continuing high unemployment figures, and worries that people won't be able to buy the new cars produced.

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Labor joins One Nation coalition to reorder nation’s priorities

WASHINGTON - The AFL-CIO executive committee has voted unanimously to join One Nation, Working Together, a new coalition of labor and civil rights groups.

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Laborers say: Build America so America works

BALTIMORE - In the shadow of the Wilkens Ave. Bridge, one of Maryland's 372 "structurally deficient bridges," more than 200 workers rallied Aug. 2 to "Build Maryland so Maryland Works."

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Labor's seven “do’s” to win in November

WASHINGTON - The training was as intense as the rousing speeches here at a Battleground States Conference of AFL-CIO leaders, with a "four pillar" plan and seven "do's."

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