Labor News

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Today in Labor History: Union formed, rich taxed, scaffolds made safer

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

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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, 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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Unions mount effort to end Bush tax cuts

A coalition of unions and progressive groups launched a grassroots effort to end the Bush tax cuts by the end of this year.

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Taxi drivers honor AFL-CIO leader

New York City taxi drivers and supporters gathered at the headquarters of the United Federation of Teachers in lower Manhattan.

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State workers' lobby day important for all workers

The immediate struggle for pay raises and collective bargainingis part of the larger, national context for democracy and progressive change.

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Unions tackle states' practices that hurt workers

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.

Compromise on benefits and payroll tax passes despite complaint by unions

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.

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Union leaders praise Obama's economic themes

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 .

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Verizon is tax deadbeat, report shows

In the last three years, as it raked in more than $100 billion in revenues and $33 billion in U.S. profits, Verizon has been a tax deadbeat.

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