Union leaders meeting with Barack Obama on Nov. 13 urged him to stick to his campaign pledges to raise taxes on the rich and to aid the middle class.
On August 30, 1935 President Franklin Roosevelt's Wealth Tax Act increased taxes on the rich and big business and lowered taxes for small businesses
The right wing, is holding workers and the economy "hostage" to their demands for continuing and permanent tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent.
The GOP-led House on August 1 rejected extending Democratic-proposed tax cuts for the middle class.
A coalition of unions and progressive groups launched a grassroots effort to end the Bush tax cuts by the end of this year.
New York City taxi drivers and supporters gathered at the headquarters of the United Federation of Teachers in lower Manhattan.
The immediate struggle for pay raises and collective bargainingis part of the larger, national context for democracy and progressive change.
The labor movement is beginning to mount a legislative offensive in the sates to stop what it says are "under the radar" attacks on workers.
The AFL-CIO announced just before noon on the East Coast today that it cannot support H.R. 3630, the compromise bill coming before Congres.
Union leaders view positively the emphasis President Obama put on economic themes in his State of the Union address, particularly his call for the wealthy to pay their fair share in taxes .