After three years of organizing with the United Auto Workers (UAW), 2,500 casino workers at the Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand complex will vote on their first union contract.
Union leaders reacting last night and today to President Obama's State of the Union address praised his emphasis on job creation.
Video of labor and allies confronting Hyatt Hotel Corporation.
As phones ring off the hook in the nation's capital with calls from workers angry about a Senate health reform bill that would tax their benefits there are signals coming from both the White House and the Congress that lawmakers are scrambling for a compromise.
President Obama tried yesterday to convince 11 major union leaders meeting with him at the White House to end the labor movement's opposition to the tax on workers' benefits that is part of the Senate bill.
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.
Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, in a major address today at the National Press Club in Washington, said the jobs crisis "cries out for political courage but that courage is not much in evidence.
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."
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.
Despite a depressed economy, Joliet, Ill., ironworker Ken Kobus is optimistic.