Labor News

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Labor presses White House on NLRB nominees

Last week the Republicans filibustered and effectively killed President Obama's nomination of Craig Becker, a long-time pro-labor lawyer. The AFL-CIO is not happy.

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Labor backs president's emphasis on jobs

Union leaders reacting last night and today to President Obama's State of the Union address praised his emphasis on job creation.

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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 remain strongly opposed to health tax

President Obama tried yesterday to convince 11 major union leaders meeting with him at the White House to end the labor movement's opposition to the tax on workers' benefits that is part of the Senate bill.

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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.

2009: The year labor started turning its hopes into reality

Only a year ago, despite a super recession that had tightened its grip on their country, American workers were full of hope that a new day had dawned.

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Workers hold roundtables as jobs summit begins

As union leaders, business CEOs and economists meet at the White House today for a jobs summit workers across the country are holding roundtable gatherings on job creation.

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Air traffic controllers: ‘Bring safety out of the 1950s’

Air traffic controllers want the Federal Aviation Administration to bring air traffic safety out of the 1950s and into the 21st century.

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Recess rallies take place in Big Sky country

Montanans, labor ready to take on ‘mob rule,’ push for health care reform When you organize in Montana expect to spend a lot of time on the road. That’s what a coalition of health care reform organizations, rural associations and labor unions are doing this month to demonstrate the mass support health care reform – including a public option – has in the state.

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