January

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Labor maps legislative battle for 2012

Even the jobless benefits bill, which both parties agree upon, is hung up by a partisan dispute over how to pay for the $150 billion measure.

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Workers file for union recognition at Aer Lingus

AFA-CWA filed on Jan. 6 with the National Mediation Board for a recognition election among the 53 U.S.-based flight attendants of Aer Lingus, Ireland's national airline.

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All eyes on 2012 elections at AFL-CIO King holiday observance

"It's a new day, a new labor movement," and "victory can come to the 99 percent if we stand united," said AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker.

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Supreme Court takes case that would cripple labor's political activity

Yet another right-wing attempt to curb unions' political activism, by cutting off money, landed before the Supreme Court today. 

High court to hear union campaign finance case

Another right-wing effort to throw public worker unions out of politics hit the U.S. Supreme Court agenda.