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Romney letter to big givers slams unions

Call it the battle of dueling mailers, with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in one corner and the nation's unions, represented by the AFL-CIO, in the other.

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Union official scores Republican ad featuring fake coal miner

A regional vice president of the UMWA has condemned a new Republican TV ad airing in coal country because it features a coal executive masquerading as a miner.

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Hoffa holds tea party responsible for "tremendous war on workers"

The tea party has taken over the Republican Party and produced "craziness" there and is responsible for the "tremendous war on workers" now being waged nationwide, Teamsters President James Hoffa says.

 

 

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Unionists in Tampa describe a Romney dystopia

On the third day of the GOP convention,  AFL-CIO marchers painted a picture of what would be a nightmare scenario in America if Mitt Romney were to be elected president.

GOP wants government to turn its back on us

The Republican Party's 2012 platform is so radical it would have the government "turn its back on its citizens" and trash every-thing from veterans' health care to food safety inspections, a top union leader says.

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Tampa workers descend on Bain-owned company

Some 200 workers protested outside the Bloomin' Brands corporate headquarters demanding that Bain Capital pay its workers more and stop outsourcing jobs.

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Federal union protests GOP Ryan: He hustles for the 1%

AFGE elected Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox, a VA hospital worker from North Carolina, as their new president on August 15 at the union's convention in Las Vegas.

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Labor leaders: GOP holding workers as hostages

The right wing, is holding workers and the economy "hostage" to their demands for continuing and permanent tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent.

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Labor to mobilize 400,000 volunteers for 2012 elections

The AFL-CIO's executive council gave final approval to a plan to deploy at least 400,000 union members to work on the re-election of President Obama.

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Labor, community groups to launch campaign against GOP on taxes

The GOP-led House on August 1 rejected extending Democratic-proposed tax cuts for the middle class.

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