Labor News


New federal education aid bill: Teachers unions weigh in

NEA, AFT, and AFSA lobbied their lawmakers long and hard to change the No Child Left Behind law.


Turncoat Missouri state legislators slammed on anti-worker vote

"It's the height of hypocrisy to accept voluntary contributions from hardworking union members and then turn their backs on the unions."


Retired Teamsters slammed by budget bill

Thousands of retired Teamsters have been blasted this month by major cuts to their pensions.


Bernie Sanders introduces major labor law reform bill

The bill allows workers to unionize through a simple majority card-check vote and ensures that companies can't stop a union from forming by denying a first contract.


Trumka on opposing Pacific Trade Pact: “It’s not just us"

Trumka says a wide-ranging coalition has already formed and is growing, to stop the scheme.


Unions lobby lawmakers to prevent government shutdown

With another government shutdown looming, federal workers' unions are advising their members on how to cope with a sudden halt to their paychecks.


AFL-CIO backs legislation to curb execs’ revolving door to D.C.

"Hard-working families can't afford to have the financial industry and government creating a cozy relationship that allows Wall Street to write its own rules."


White House threatens to veto GOP anti-VA worker bill

If HR1994 becomes law, the VA would in essence return to the spoils system of the 1800s, where bosses could fire workers for political reasons - or none at all.


D.C. council committee OKs nurse safe-staffing bill

"Nurse-to-patient ratios is sound public policy, raising the bar for public safety."


Unions and allies get support for gas tax hike for highway-mass transit funding

The legislation is important both for jobs creation and to repair and replace the nation's crumbling infrastructure and to repair, replace and upgrade bus and subway systems.

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