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."
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."
Labor and its Democratic supporters say health care plan falls short, vow to continue fight to improve after passage. "The last perfect piece of legislation was handed down on stone tablets at Mt. Sinai," said Rep. Dingell.
Consider this: Every year, almost two million American men and women are the victims of violent crime at their workplaces.
Area workers give Marriott a wake-up call on health care and contract negotiations.
Members of Laborers Local 78 are connecting poor treatment of consumers to poor working conditions for contractors, and are urging consumers to pressure CVS.
Some in Congress are vacillating after the Massachusetts vote, but labor leaders see a clear and rapid path forward to enacting health reform.
As phones ring off the hook in the nation's capital with calls from workers angry about a Senate health reform bill that would tax their benefits there are signals coming from both the White House and the Congress that lawmakers are scrambling for a compromise.
WASHINGTON (PAI)--Democratic President Barack Obama tried Jan. 11 to convince top union leaders to drop labor's opposition to taxing workers' health care benefits.
The full text of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's speech on labor's agenda for a new economy at the National Press Club.