Labor News

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AFL-CIO calls for universal voter registration

The labor movement has added its voice to the demands for voting reform that are sweeping the nation.

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Obama campaign enters new stage: The Action

President Obama thanked them for their hard work and urged all to stay involved in grassroots action for the good of the country.

AFSCME reports earlier Wisconsin, Ohio battles sharply boosted 2012 turnout

Battles over collective bargaining rights for state and local government workers sharply boosted overall labor enthusiasm and turnout in those two states this year.

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Union leaders map post-election plans

Fresh off of a consequential U.S. election, union leaders started planning future legislative priorities for the labor movement.

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Labor celebrates but eyes the next big battle

The labor movement, after throwing everything it had into the successful reelection effort of President Obama, is celebrating today.

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Obama, Stabenow cruise to victory in Michigan, tea party mayor recalled

President Obama won by more than eight percentage points in Michigan and Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow crushed her Republican opponent 58 percent to 38 percent.

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We won! The American people speak and act with strength and determination

Though many of the state margins were narrow President Obama ran the table winning every swing or battleground state with the possible exception of Florida.

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Labor pushing hard in final days before election

Organized labor's final election push turned to get-out-the-vote and voter protection.

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Jesse Jackson among 14 arrested at Bain-owned Illinois plant

For facing down attempts to curb their free speech rights, 14 people were arrested yesterday evening when they marched on the Bain-owned Sensata.

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Connecticut artists urge voters to come out

As Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z and Beyonce campaign for Barack Obama in swing states, Connecticut performing and visual artists are reaching out to voters here.

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