The full text of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's speech on labor's agenda for a new economy at the National Press Club.
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.
It was days before Christmas when 1,400 truck drivers got the news. Their employer, Arrow Trucking, suspended its operations, leaving them high and dry just before the holiday.
Fearing that labor and progressive groups will soon shift much of their focus from health care reform to a bill that would expand union organizing rights, retailers across the country are stepping up their anti-union campaigns.
As dusk fell over the city, more than 140 hotel workers and their supporters wearing placards, "Boycott Hilton!" sat in the entry plaza to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.
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.
A bunch of right-wing Republicans led by Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina are trying to blame the labor movement for airport security weaknesses.
Arnold Schwarzenegger exceeded his authority last year when he ordered them to take three unpaid furlough days each month to help cover a soaring deficit in the state's general fund.