Labor News

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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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Mine workers stay neutral in presidential race

The governing council of the union's campaign finance committee, or PAC, backed Smith's comment and added Romney is unacceptable so far, too.

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In Missouri, some Republicans help stop anti-union push

A dozen or so Republicans signaled their leadership that they wanted no part of the anti-union agenda.

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After Wisconsin, unions say they’re in for the long haul

The nation's union presidents emphasized the positive impact of mobilizing union members nationwide for politics after the bitterly contested Wisconsin recall election.

Senate defeats GOP anti-union scheme

The anti-union measure would have nullified NLRB rules that consolidate legal hearings regarding the union votes and shortening the time period for employers' appeals.

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GOP attack on Michigan school workers never stops

Public school employees charged that Michigan State Senate Bill 1040 would severely slash retiree health and pension benefits.

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Rough going for anti-union drives

The right-wing anti-labor agenda continues, as bills in state capitols countrywide - designed to attack workers rights - still threaten middle and working class families.

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Under the gun, Congress OK’s 90-day fix on mass transit

The ruling House GOP wouldn't even let lawmakers vote on a 2-year bipartisan highway-mass transit bill the Senate approved earlier this month.

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Labor sees real right-wing conspiracy in the states

Unions must continue to mobilize, lobby, and reach out for allies to stop the constant stream of anti-worker legislation that keeps flowing into and out of state legislatures.

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