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House GOP unveils two more anti-NLRB, anti-union bills

The radical right GOP majority on the House Education and the Workforce Committee continued its anti-worker crusade.

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Labor Department could lose almost a third of its funds

The potential cuts dismay Democrats. They also already draw an implicit veto threat from the Obama administration's Office of Management and Budget.

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Claiming respect for Constitution, GOP tries to gut NLRB

Forty-five GOP senators piously cloaked themselves in the Constitution and invoked what they claim is the intent of its framers.

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GOP backs down on “right to work” in two states

GOP state legislative leaders in Ohio and Missouri effectively stopped drives for so-called "right to work" laws in those legislatures.

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GOP could move to cripple Labor Board

The AFL-CIO called an emergency press conference May 14 to draw attention to what Richard Trumka, its president is describing as an "immediate crisis" for America's workers.

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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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