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Ohio Republicans back off on “right-to-work” after big protests

On May 1 (May Day), right-wing Republicans introduced in the state legislature three versions of anti-labor "right-to work" legislation.

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GOP senators push bill to kill NLRB

Eleven Senate Republicans have introduced a bill to virtually shut down the National Labor Relations Board.

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Over labor opposition, House OKs anti-NLRB bill

Over labor and Democratic opposition, the GOP-run House has narrowly approved legislation (HR1120) to try to shut down the National Labor Relations Board.

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Republicans oppose even Obama’s GOP picks for labor board

Right-wing House Republicans schemed to hamstring the board and bring it to a dead halt.

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Governor calls unions the voice of American workers

"We live in a time in which more and more capital is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands," Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told union delegates at the AFL-CIO Labor Legislative Conference.

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Labor leaders demand Senate action on NLRB

As expected, the AFL-CIO Executive Council issued a statement Feb. 26 on the ongoing attempt by anti-worker politicians and their corporate sponsors to destroy the National Labor Relations Board

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AFL-CIO to squeeze Senate Dems on NLRB

"We have decided," said Larry Cohen, president of CWA, "that in today's America it is unacceptable that we cannot fill the position on a labor board designed to protect the rights of American workers."

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Labor board chief: We'll enforce labor law, despite court ruling

"The board respectfully disagrees with the decision and believes the president's position in the matter will ultimately be upheld," said NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce.

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Appeals court reinstates Walker’s entire anti-union law

The ruling in early January disappointed the coalition of seven public worker unions who had challenged Walker's law in court.

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Air traffic controllers push Senate to confirm FAA chief

The Air Traffic Controllers are pushing the Senate to confirm a new permanent chief of the Federal Aviation Administration, Michael Huerta, saying he's been acting administrator long enough.

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