Labor News

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House bill slashes $74 million from NLRB, shackling board

Ruling Republicans on the House subcommittee that helps dole out federal funds slashed $74 million from the board's budget for the year.

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Virginia Democratic primaries a victory for labor-backed candidates

The June 9 Democratic primary in Virginia ended in a clean sweep for a new labor and community group's roster of candidates.

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Call your rep! Another Fast Track vote today

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.

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Labor, allies push to derail Fast Track for good

Unions and their allies are doubling up their pressure on Congress to derail Fast Track for good.

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With House vote looming, labor turns up heat on trade

Unionists continue to campaign to get lawmakers to reject the scheme that would grease the skids for secret trade pacts.

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Unions launch ad denouncing N.Y. Rep. Rice’s fast track betrayal

"Congresswoman Rice's about-face on Fast Track is a complete betrayal to all working men and women across this country."

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Labor launches Forward Baltimore to register 10,000 voters

The campaign will bring out at least 75 percent of newly-registered voters in for the primary elections in April 2016.

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Buying elections, local style, in Chicago

The politicians "are marinated in money" says Steelworkers President Leo Gerard. 

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Senate ‘vote-a-rama’ produces few wins for workers

And the wins workers got, on amendments denouncing USPS cuts and advocating paid family and medical leave, may only be symbolic.

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Parade of presidential hopefuls make pitches to fire fighters

A parade of nine presidential hopefuls made their cases before more than 1,000 Fire Fighters.

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