Labor News

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Administration clashes with government workers

The Obama administration and the American Federation of Government Employees are clashing over collective bargaining rights for thousands of health care workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Nation’s biggest union fast tracks Obama endorsement

Delegates to the convention of the National Education Association will vote on whether to immediately endorse Democratic President Barack Obama for re-election.

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Labor leaders hail Obama speech, call for more action on jobs

Labor leaders, while endorsing the president's budget deficit speech, say job creation will need to be addressed if the long-term fiscal health of the nation is to be restored.

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Labor plans national mobilization April 4th

Labor is planning a mass mobilization nationwide on April 4 to support workers' rights, specifically the right to collectively bargain.

Union leaders to Obama aide: ‘This is a defining moment’

AFL-CIO leaders have told a top aide to President Obama that the current fight in states over workers' rights must be used to discuss the future of the country and of workers.

Obama plan cuts funds for Labor Department next year

President Barack Obama's proposed spending plan for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 cuts the Department of Labor's budget by $40 billion.

Airport screeners go union

AFGE President John Gage happily announced Transportation Security Administration administrator John Pistole's ruling.

Union happy with new Obama crackdown on mine owners

Mine workers welcome Obama's plan to make it easier in cracking down on coal companies that are constant safety violators. However specific rules need to be enforced in order to further erode the systemic problem, unions say.

Obama renominates his pick for labor board

Showing he won't take the Senate GOP "no's" for an answer,  President Barack Obama on Jan. 26 renominated former top union attorney Craig Becker as a member of the National Labor Relations Board.

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Labor supports president’s vision but warns of challenges

The labor movement is reacting positively to the vision of the future put forward by President Obama in his State of the Union speech.

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