Labor News

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Workers give Marriott a wake-up call

Area workers give Marriott a wake-up call on health care and contract negotiations.

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CVS risking consumer, workers' health for profits, laborers claim

Members of Laborers Local 78 are connecting poor treatment of consumers to poor working conditions for contractors, and are urging consumers to pressure CVS.

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Labor movement pressing for action on health reform

Some in Congress are vacillating after the Massachusetts vote, but labor leaders see a clear and rapid path forward to enacting health reform.

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Tens of thousands call Washington to demand no tax on workers’ benefits

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.

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Union leaders meet with White House on health reform

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.

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Trumka: Time for a new economy

The full text of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's speech on labor's agenda for a new economy at the National Press Club.

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Unions battle proposed health benefit tax

A major union leader, commenting on CBO  claims that employers will pass along, in the form of raises, cost savings that result from a tax on workers' health benefits said today that, "They may also believe in the tooth fairy."

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Health care tax could cost Democrats seats

At a press conference yesterday a liberal House Democrat leading the congressional push against the Senate plan to tax workers' health benefits said the plan would cost Democratic seats.

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Drop tax on health benefits, say progressives

A coalition of congressional progressives, the labor movement, and health reform advocates wants to see the  final bill include  taxes on the wealthy instead of health insurance plans.

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Labor on Senate health bill: Substantial changes must be made

For the health care bill that is emerging in the Senate "to be worthy of the support of working men and women, substantial changes must be made," declared Richard Trumka.

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