Labor News

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Union leader says Congressional rules block pro-worker bills

Unions and their allies must "connect the dots" between gummed-up congressional rules and the lack of legislation that helps workers, voters, women and their allies.

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Official February unemployment at 6.7 percent

U.S. Unemployment rose by 0.1 percent in February, to 6.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said. 

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New postal union leader seeks to halt latest privatization scheme

As far as Mark Dimondstein is concerned, the members of the Postal Workers are going to be out in the streets even more than they already are.

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UAW's King: "Activism is needed to overcome obstructionists"

 In a message to 1,000-plus activists at UAW's political action conference in D.C., the union leader said activism is even more necessary because 2014 is an election year, when foes of workers will go all out against them.

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Emergency action urged on unemployment benefits

Call Congress at 1-877-318-0483 with the message "extend unemployment insurance now."

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Unions descend on Capitol Hill for big immigration push

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Backed by strong statements from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Service Employees President Mary Kay Henry, dozens of local union leaders from around the nation descended on Capitol Hill starting on June 12 for a big push for comprehensive immigration reform.

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Labor Department could lose almost a third of its funds

The potential cuts dismay Democrats. They also already draw an implicit veto threat from the Obama administration's Office of Management and Budget.

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Postal workers: Fix USPS the right way!

Since Congress must start all over again to fix the money troubles at the U.S. Postal Service, it should do so the right way.

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Pitney Bowes pays lawmakers to push privatizing Post Office

Under this plan, financed by Pitney Bowes, the entire Postal Service would become a series of private companies.

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USPS hiring freeze hurts veterans, postal workers say

While the USPS was closed on Veterans Day, Portland, Ore. postal employees used their day off to say that if USPS really wants to honor veterans, it should hire them.

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