Labor News


Coalition says Rauner’s compassion extends only to his rich buddies

"To say Illinois legislators are not for the middle class, but for the political class is disingenuous on the part of Gov. Bruce Rauner."


Retirees, allies rally at Cleveland hearing

The Republican Party, supporting Social Security cuts and attacks on pensions, has declared war on retirees. 


Illinois Gov. Rauner's anti-labor ploy actually boosts a union local

When many working families are facing hardship and workers' rights are under attack, solidarity is still our best defense.


Republican House bill cuts workers' health care coverage

Some one million workers could lose their employer-provided health insurance under a Republican bill (H.R. 30) passed by the House today.


NLRB nominee McFerran pledges judicial attitude; panel to vote after Thanksgiving

Lauren McFerran, President Obama's nominee to an NLRB seat, pledged she'll bring a judicial attitude to the five-member panel.


AFL-CIO's Samuel: Expect congressional attacks on workers rights

Expect wide and various attacks on workers rights from a totally Republican-run 114h Congress, AFL-CIO Legislative Director Bill Samuel warns.


Union shows viewers real “American Horror Story”

The American Horror Story ad reflects what is said to be labor's priority - to defeat sitting right-wing governors in the four states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Florida.


Ohio's GOP governor ignores pleas of 3,000 fired Ormet workers

The tattered sign standing at the entrance of Ormet's North Gate pretty much says it all. It pleads to Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, for "some help" to save Ohio jobs.


GOP's Lamar Alexander, catering to right, tries axing Davis-Bacon

In an obvious bid to cater to the radical right, Sen. Lamar Alexander launched a bid to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act.


AFL-CIO leaders: GOP suing Obama to conceal its non-agenda

Republican House Speaker Boehner is pushing a lawsuit against Obama to deflect attention from the fact that there are unmet needs in this country and his party has no agenda.


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