Labor News

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Texas labor isn’t waiting

A particular target for Texas trade unionists is anti-worker Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who continues to embarrass his state before the nation by defending BP.

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New SEIU president to “refocus” union

WASHINGTON (PAI)--The Service Employees will "refocus" itself by pumping $4 million into organizing African-American and Latino workers, adding funds to their political campaign chest for selected races, and by trying to repair relations with the rest of organized labor -- with one exception -- says new President Mary Kay Henry.

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Retirees celebrate health care reform, prepare for mid-term elections

The 4-million-member Alliance for Retired Americans celebrated the health care reform law at its recent convention, and prepared for the upcoming mid-term elections.

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Arkansas primary becomes test for labor

The labor movement has become a force to be reckoned with in the Arkansas Democratic Senate primary.

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AFL-CIO to merge politics, jobs campaigns

The AFL-CIO will integrate its political drive with its pro-jobs campaign this year, holding politicians accountable and refusing to support those who don't actually do something to help suffering workers, top leaders say.

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Labor moves to dump Arkansas senator

The AFL-CIO will reportedly put "everything we've got" into a primary election challenge against Sen. Blanche Lincoln, a Blue Dog Democrat described as "just terrible for working people."

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‘We will not be denied,’ top labor leader says

As nation's labor leaders meet, AFL-CIO's Arlene Holt Baker says, "We will not lower our expectations, because the American people are not lowering theirs."

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Labor’s own runs for high office

DALLAS -- Working people in Texas are excited about the campaign of Linda Chavez-Thompson for lieutenant governor.

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After Supreme Court ruling, unions fear opening of corporate cash floodgates

Leaders of the nation's largest unions came out in unanimous opposition to the recent Supreme Court ruling that allows corporations to spend as much as they like to influence the outcome of elections in the United States.

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Labor’s big election loss

The Senate Democrats loss of a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority seems almost certain to doom attempts to revive the barely functioning National Labor Relations Board, the country¹s chief labor law administrator and enforcer.

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