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Labor to mobilize 400,000 volunteers for 2012 elections

The AFL-CIO's executive council gave final approval to a plan to deploy at least 400,000 union members to work on the re-election of President Obama.

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Labor, community groups to launch campaign against GOP on taxes

The GOP-led House on August 1 rejected extending Democratic-proposed tax cuts for the middle class.

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Mine workers stay neutral in presidential race

The governing council of the union's campaign finance committee, or PAC, backed Smith's comment and added Romney is unacceptable so far, too.

Firefighters formally endorse Obama

The Fire Fighters, one of the most politically active unions - and one that is plurality Republican - formally endorsed Democratic President Barack Obama.

Senate defeats GOP anti-union scheme

The anti-union measure would have nullified NLRB rules that consolidate legal hearings regarding the union votes and shortening the time period for employers' appeals.

How JFK forced steel price roll back

It was a corporate double-cross 50 years ago that produced one of President John F. Kennedy's most famous lines.

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Voters have stark choice this November, AFT’s Weingarten says

The AFT, like a number of other unions, had already endorsed President Barack Obama before this meeting.

Labor leaders to focus on 2012 election

As might be expected in a presidential election year, politics will take center stage when the AFL-CIO Executive Council meets.

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AFL-CIO: Republicans voted almost 100% wrong on labor issues

The party cleavage was stark in the GOP-run House last year on key votes. Unions use the AFL-CIO figures as part of their evaluations when deciding, locally, whether to support or oppose an incumbent lawmaker.

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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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