Labor News

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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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Labor Department drafts rules to protect more health care workers

Obama's Labor Department will likely bring more home healthcare workers under protection of federal minimum wage and overtime laws.

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Obama administration plans to push organizing rights

Private employers will be required to post large signs informing workers about their right to form unions under a new rule the Obama administration plans to institute by executive order.

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Midterm campaigns go down to the wire

President Obama summed up his closing arguments for the 2010 midterm election at a get-out-the-vote event here Saturday that was bigger than any election rally ever held in this city.

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Labor intensifies outreach to Y generation

The AFL-CIO is stepping up a program it hopes will eventually bring the Y generation into the labor movement.

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Obama proposes $50 billion infrastructure bill

In his Labor Day speech to union members in Milwaukee the president, aiming for a serious reduction in the 9.6 percent unemployment rate, proposed a new $50 billion jobs plan.

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Great day for labor: Obama goes to Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- There was one clear message everyone in the crowd at Laborfest here took home with them September 6: the true meaning of Labor Day.

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Labor Day 2010: Fighting for the American dream

Workers are thinking about more than burgers, football and car races with  latest unemployment figures, up to 9.6 percent.

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Labor Day: President Obama goes to Milwaukee’s LaborFest

MILWAUKEE (PAI)--The President of the United States - along with his Secretary of Labor and the president of the national AFL-CIO - will be special Labor Day guests at Milwaukee's LaborFest.

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The rich are dying to avoid paying taxes

I recently read with dismay a Wall Street Journal article about the return of the estate tax.

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