Labor News

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.

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Unions: Colombia trade deal stinks

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Proposed rules would allow home care workers minimum wage, overtime

Labor-backed Interfaith Worker Justice is mobilizing support for home health care workers.

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Unions endorse Obama, gear up for fight vs. 1%

Podhorzer said that by the end of today the AFL-CIO would be kicking off its 2012 election effort by issuing an official endorsement of President Obama's bid for re-election.

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Steelworkers formally endorse Obama, unanimously

"This is the right time to do the right thing for a man who proved he is right for the job," said Steelworkers President Leo Gerard.

House GOP blasts Obama NLRB appointments

Republicans on the highly partisan House Education and the Workforce Committee blasted President Obama's recess appointments to the NLRB.

Communications workers endorse Obama

CWA's statement praised Obama but also took hard shots at the current GOP leader, former Massachusetts Governor and Bain Capital CEO Mitt Romney.

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