Ruling Republicans on the House subcommittee that helps dole out federal funds slashed $74 million from the board's budget for the year.
The June 9 Democratic primary in Virginia ended in a clean sweep for a new labor and community group's roster of candidates.
It's now or never; today, the House is going to vote again on Fast Track-and we're hearing it's going to come down to the wire.
Unions and their allies are doubling up their pressure on Congress to derail Fast Track for good.
Unionists continue to campaign to get lawmakers to reject the scheme that would grease the skids for secret trade pacts.
"Congresswoman Rice's about-face on Fast Track is a complete betrayal to all working men and women across this country."
The campaign will bring out at least 75 percent of newly-registered voters in for the primary elections in April 2016.
The politicians "are marinated in money" says Steelworkers President Leo Gerard.
And the wins workers got, on amendments denouncing USPS cuts and advocating paid family and medical leave, may only be symbolic.
A parade of nine presidential hopefuls made their cases before more than 1,000 Fire Fighters.