Labor News

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Obama cancels nomination of NLRB nominee Block

In one of the first signs he may be feeling pressure from the incoming Senate Republican majority, Obama officially dumped the nomination of Sharon Block.

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U.S. to push worker rights trade case vs. Guatemala

Saying the Guatemalan government did not live up to its own worker rights commitments, the Obama administration will push its trade case against the Central American nation.

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Supreme Court rules against Obama on NLRB recess appointments

The Supreme Court ruled against the president and supporters in the labor movement by restricting the ability to fill vacant government positions before getting full Senate approval.

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New England governors backing Obama’s call for minimum wage hike

The president received ovation after ovation as he called for raising the minimum wage, with the greatest cheers coming when he described the increase as "common sense."

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Steelworkers' president scores GOP for racist attacks on Obama

Gerard ran down a range of progressive initiatives Obama has proposed during his five years in the Oval Office. Then he launched his blast at the GOP.

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Young workers may pay zero premiums under Obamacare

The no premium plans were designed to encourage young and healthy people to enter (some) exchanges easily, enroll, and not worry about paying a penalty.

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Obama’s NLRB nominee confirmed, but others could face roadblocks

Today's action by the U.S. Senate confirming Richard Griffin as NLRB general counsel is the final piece needed to ensure a fully functioning National Labor Relations Board.

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Senate confirms all five Obama picks for NLRB

Bringing to an end years of right-wing obstruction and delay, the Senate yesterday filled all five NLRB seats with permanent members.

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Three unions call for Obamacare redo

WASHINGTON - The presidents of the Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers and Unite Here have asked congressional Democratic leaders to redo the 2010 health insurance law to prevent firms from converting workers from full-time to part-time jobs, and then dumping the workers from health insurance.

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As health care exchanges near launch, labor braces for impact

Now, four months before the law's mandated state insurance exchanges launch, it appears that while some union members will benefit, others face potential harm.

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