Labor News


Second heavily-Republican union backs Obama

In yet another move by a plurality Republican group, delegates to the IAFF convention formally endorsed President Obama and Vice President Biden for re-election.


AFGE considered, then rejected neutrality in Romney vs. Obama

"This election is not about our expectations. It is a choice between two different futures."


Mine workers stay neutral in presidential race

The governing council of the union's campaign finance committee, or PAC, backed Smith's comment and added Romney is unacceptable so far, too.

Firefighters formally endorse Obama

The Fire Fighters, one of the most politically active unions - and one that is plurality Republican - formally endorsed Democratic President Barack Obama.


Trumka: America’s economic lead is not a given

Below are excerpts of a speech by Richard Trumka to the Center for National Policy, a think tank that in concentrated on national security issues.

Two big unions turn up heat in presidential race

With the presidential campaign in full swing following President Obama's formal re-election announcement, two top unions jumped in hard.


Unions: Colombia trade deal stinks

The AFL-CIO described it as "deeply disappointing and troubling."


Labor says nation's health at stake in Supreme Court battle

The right wing's use of the Supreme Court to try to destroy President Obama's Affordable Health Care Act endangers the very health of the American people.


Trumka explains why workers must back Obama

"As president, Barack Obama has placed his faith in America's working men and women to lead our country to economic recovery and to our full potential as a nation," Richard Trumka said during the AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting.


Voters have stark choice this November, AFT’s Weingarten says

The AFT, like a number of other unions, had already endorsed President Barack Obama before this meeting.

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