January

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Labor movement pressing for action on health reform

Some in Congress are vacillating after the Massachusetts vote, but labor leaders see a clear and rapid path forward to enacting health reform.

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Union leaders meet with White House on health reform

WASHINGTON (PAI)--Democratic President Barack Obama tried Jan. 11 to convince top union leaders to drop labor's opposition to taxing workers' health care benefits.

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Trumka: Time for a new economy

The full text of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's speech on labor's agenda for a new economy at the National Press Club.

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Unions battle proposed health benefit tax

A major union leader, commenting on CBO  claims that employers will pass along, in the form of raises, cost savings that result from a tax on workers' health benefits said today that, "They may also believe in the tooth fairy."

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Health care tax could cost Democrats seats

At a press conference yesterday a liberal House Democrat leading the congressional push against the Senate plan to tax workers' health benefits said the plan would cost Democratic seats.

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Drop tax on health benefits, say progressives

A coalition of congressional progressives, the labor movement, and health reform advocates wants to see the  final bill include  taxes on the wealthy instead of health insurance plans.