February

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Acting labor secretary links wage hikes to unions

U.S. workers' wages rise when U.S. unions thrive, the temporary top man at the U.S. Labor Department, acting Secretary Seth Harris, says.

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Unions to focus on dumping GOP governors

The 2012 election is barely in the books, but the AFL-CIO is already starting to think about the next round of polling, in November 2014.

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Missouri may become latest Right-to-Work (for less) state

If Republican lawmakers get their way, Missouri may become the 25th state in the nation to impose a so-called 'Right-to-Work' law.

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Union leaders: Time is now for immigration reform

The executive council of the AFL-CIO unanimously passed a resolution demanding that the Congress of the United States immediately pass immigration reform.

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Trumka: AFL-CIO to undergo wide-scale revamp

The revamp will meet the conditions of changing workplaces, extend labor's reach, and shift its emphasis within the federation to more inter-union and regional cooperation.

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Labor leaders demand Senate action on NLRB

As expected, the AFL-CIO Executive Council issued a statement Feb. 26 on the ongoing attempt by anti-worker politicians and their corporate sponsors to destroy the National Labor Relations Board

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AFL-CIO: Unions decline tied to attacks on democracy

Reports showing union membership at an all-time low are of enormous concern at a gathering of the nation's labor leaders. Members of the AFL-CIO executive council see it tied to attacks on democratic rights.

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AFL-CIO to squeeze Senate Dems on NLRB

"We have decided," said Larry Cohen, president of CWA, "that in today's America it is unacceptable that we cannot fill the position on a labor board designed to protect the rights of American workers."

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Labor rolls out plan to defuse fiscal time bomb

Before the $85 billion budget cut time bomb explodes, leaders of the nation's unions are hammering out details of a program to prevent  job losses and restore the economy for the working-class majority.

Janitors, security officers vote to authorize strike

In back to back votes, SEIU Local 26 security officers and janitors voted unanimously to authorize their respective bargaining committees to call a strike at any time.

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