Labor News

Compromise on benefits and payroll tax passes despite complaint by unions

The AFL-CIO announced just before noon on the East Coast today that it cannot support H.R. 3630, the compromise bill coming before Congres.

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Labor and business economists call “right to work” unworkable

A pro-labor economist is saying that Republicans who think "right to work" laws will stimulate the economy in their states are dead wrong.

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Biden: GOP doesn’t understand middle class

Most of his speech alternated between jabs at GOP leaders, and defense of the Obama administration's actions.

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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Union leaders praise Obama's economic themes

Union leaders view positively the emphasis President Obama put on economic themes in his State of the Union address, particularly his call for the wealthy to pay their fair share in taxes .

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Unions to world leaders: Choose “jobs” or “social collapse”

The world's unions are delivering a strong message to international political and business leaders: Create jobs - millions of jobs - or face the consequences.

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Transport union defends members in airline bankruptcy

The Transport Workers "will do everything possible" to vigorously protect 23,400 members who work for American Airlines and its American Eagle subsidiary as the carrier goes through bankruptcy, officials say.

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Verizon is tax deadbeat, report shows

In the last three years, as it raked in more than $100 billion in revenues and $33 billion in U.S. profits, Verizon has been a tax deadbeat.

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Structural crisis exposes neoliberalism as disaster

It would be wrong to simply characterize this global economic crisis as only cyclical in nature.

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Postal unions blast two "rescue" bills

Postal workers are blasting both Postal Service "rescue" bills as deeply flawed legislation that would come close to killing the Postal Service.

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