Labor News

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GOP could move to cripple Labor Board

The AFL-CIO called an emergency press conference May 14 to draw attention to what Richard Trumka, its president is describing as an "immediate crisis" for America's workers.

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Administration brings GOP attacks on NLRB to Supreme Court

The NLRB and the Justice Department formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the issue of whether the courts can legally strip federal agencies of their power to do anything.

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GOP senators push bill to kill NLRB

Eleven Senate Republicans have introduced a bill to virtually shut down the National Labor Relations Board.

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Obama nominee’s support for civil rights too much for GOP

Several plan to quiz Perez on his stewardship of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, which he now heads.

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Republicans oppose even Obama’s GOP picks for labor board

Right-wing House Republicans schemed to hamstring the board and bring it to a dead halt.

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Unions to focus on dumping GOP governors

The 2012 election is barely in the books, but the AFL-CIO is already starting to think about the next round of polling, in November 2014.

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Appeals court reinstates Walker’s entire anti-union law

The ruling in early January disappointed the coalition of seven public worker unions who had challenged Walker's law in court.

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Letter Carriers slam new federal report on postal service

A new federal report on the financial ills of the U.S. Postal Service  is a reiteration of previous justifications for huge agency prepayments of future retirees' health care costs.

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Federal union protests GOP Ryan: He hustles for the 1%

AFGE elected Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox, a VA hospital worker from North Carolina, as their new president on August 15 at the union's convention in Las Vegas.

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Labor leaders: GOP holding workers as hostages

The right wing, is holding workers and the economy "hostage" to their demands for continuing and permanent tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent.

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