Labor News

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Retiree group working to get seniors to back Obama

The labor-backed Alliance for Retired Americans is gearing up for a tough battle - getting non-union retirees to vote for Barack Obama in 2012.

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Michigan labor ready to march on Labor Day, win in 2012

With a Republican governor and Republican-controlled legislature, Labor Day Mobilization Luncheon took on special significance.

Labor welcomes U.S. move in Guatemalan labor rights

Organized labor welcomed the Obama administration's first move against rampant labor rights violations in Guatemala.

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Labor leaders at White House press Obama on jobs

Labor leaders met for more than an hour with President Obama on Tuesday, urging him to focus on jobs for the remainder of his first term.

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Labor says jobs deficit is the real crisis

Labor leaders say the nation's real crisis is not a debt crisis but an unemployment crisis and spending cuts could, in fact, spiral the country into an even deeper recession.

Union leaders blast White House Wal-Mart alliance

Everyone wants more fresh food in low-income communities, but Wal-Mart's lousy anti-worker stands undermine those same communities.

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Labor, democracy and the debt ceiling

Discussing the negotiations on the debt ceiling got me thinking about some early experiences in the labor movement.

GOP bashes labor board

Ruling Republicans on the intensely ideological House Education and the Workforce Committee seized on a National Labor Relations Board proposal to streamline union election processes to once again bash the agency and organized labor.

Obama defends collective bargaining on Twitter

Obama was using Twitter to go over the heads of the press corps, and to address people who don't read papers or watch TV but rely on social media.

Labor board rules would make it easier to unionize

The National Labor Relations Board proposed new rules this week that address a major problem the Employee Free Choice Act was designed to solve.

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