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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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CWA'S Cohen ties fight vs. income inequality to fight for democracy

"Corporations are people in America and can run orchestrated campaigns to destroy working people. That's what gets me mad!"

 

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NLRB OKs rules to streamline union election procedures

Union leaders welcomed the NLRB's proposals. The right wing House GOP and the National Retail Federation screamed.

Worker-friendly senator to unveil jobs plan

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Senate Labor Committee Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, will roll out an extensive package of legislation within the next few weeks - everything from infrastructure improvements to parts of the Employee Free Choice Act - to try to rebuild the middle class.

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CWA takes sober look at labor's challenges

WASHINGTON (PAI)--Saying labor's current struggle "is not hopeless, just hard," Communications Workers President Larry Cohen laid out a long list of challenges his union and the rest of the movement face in the months and years ahead.

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Nelson joins GOP in nixing labor board pick

Indicating that workers face a tough fight in Congress for labor law reform this year, Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., announced last night that he will help filibuster the president's nominee to the nation's most important labor relations agency.

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Rite Aid workers fight for first contract

When it comes to union busting, the retail drug giant Rite Aid is the "poster child" for why we need the Employee Free Choice Act, says Peter Olney, organizing director for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

The rumor of card-check death is greatly exaggerated

Mark Twain’s famous quote is what Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) paraphrased to thousands of progressive activists at the America’s Future Now conference this week regarding the Employee Free Choice Act.

Workers face increasing abuse in attempts to form unions

On Capitol Hill, labor law experts and a California worker exposed the ugly truth about corporate abuses of workers trying to exercise their freedom to form unions and bargain for a better life.

Netroots Nation Salon: The fight for Employee Free Choice, online and off

Online organizers and progressive activists from inside and outside the union movement met today at the AFL-CIO for a frank conversation about the state of the Employee Free Choice Act and how online activism can help push the bill forward. Sponsored by the AFL-CIO and Netroots Nation, a nonprofit organization for the advancement of online political activism, the event, titled “Can the Netroots help make the Employee Free Choice Act law,” was part of Netroots Nation’s ongoing Salon Series.

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