Labor News


Union leaders critical of Obama’s budget blueprint

Union leaders are criticizing President Obama's $3.78 trillion federal budget and spending blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.


AFL-CIO to squeeze Senate Dems on NLRB

"We have decided," said Larry Cohen, president of CWA, "that in today's America it is unacceptable that we cannot fill the position on a labor board designed to protect the rights of American workers."


Union leaders wish Obama had come out for right to organize

Union leaders see the weakening of union rights and the drop in union membership numbers as key factors in the backward movement of the middle class.


Obama names two to labor board

When it comes to the National Labor Relations Board nominations, the story line may be summed up in one sentence: Here we go again.


Union leaders endorse immigration reform framework, but devil is in the details

Top union leaders joined Obama in Las Vegas to endorse an immigration reform framework that a bipartisan group of eight senators unveiled the day before.


Obama campaign enters new stage: The Action

President Obama thanked them for their hard work and urged all to stay involved in grassroots action for the good of the country.


Labor celebrates but eyes the next big battle

The labor movement, after throwing everything it had into the successful reelection effort of President Obama, is celebrating today.


We won! The American people speak and act with strength and determination

Though many of the state margins were narrow President Obama ran the table winning every swing or battleground state with the possible exception of Florida.

Jobless rate drops to 7.8% in September

The unemployment rate declined from 8.1% in August to 7.8% in September, with 114,000 jobs added last month, according to figures released this morning.


Labor to mobilize 400,000 volunteers for 2012 elections

The AFL-CIO's executive council gave final approval to a plan to deploy at least 400,000 union members to work on the re-election of President Obama.

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