Labor News

UAW faces attacks like never before, says Gettelfinger

The UAW and its workers have been through a tumultuous period, as the 75-year-old union meets this week in Detroit.

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Union’s 2010 mission: channel worker anger in positive direction

Workers are "frustrated, anxious and angry" about "an economy that doesn't work for them," and labor must harness that outrage, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told a panel last week.

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Texas labor isn’t waiting

A particular target for Texas trade unionists is anti-worker Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who continues to embarrass his state before the nation by defending BP.

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New SEIU president to “refocus” union

WASHINGTON (PAI)--The Service Employees will "refocus" itself by pumping $4 million into organizing African-American and Latino workers, adding funds to their political campaign chest for selected races, and by trying to repair relations with the rest of organized labor -- with one exception -- says new President Mary Kay Henry.

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Retirees celebrate health care reform, prepare for mid-term elections

The 4-million-member Alliance for Retired Americans celebrated the health care reform law at its recent convention, and prepared for the upcoming mid-term elections.

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Arkansas primary becomes test for labor

The labor movement has become a force to be reckoned with in the Arkansas Democratic Senate primary.

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AFL-CIO to merge politics, jobs campaigns

The AFL-CIO will integrate its political drive with its pro-jobs campaign this year, holding politicians accountable and refusing to support those who don't actually do something to help suffering workers, top leaders say.

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Labor moves to dump Arkansas senator

The AFL-CIO will reportedly put "everything we've got" into a primary election challenge against Sen. Blanche Lincoln, a Blue Dog Democrat described as "just terrible for working people."

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‘We will not be denied,’ top labor leader says

As nation's labor leaders meet, AFL-CIO's Arlene Holt Baker says, "We will not lower our expectations, because the American people are not lowering theirs."

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Labor’s own runs for high office

DALLAS -- Working people in Texas are excited about the campaign of Linda Chavez-Thompson for lieutenant governor.

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