Labor News

GOP wants government to turn its back on us

The Republican Party's 2012 platform is so radical it would have the government "turn its back on its citizens" and trash every-thing from veterans' health care to food safety inspections, a top union leader says.

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Labor mounts drive to protect Latino vote

They're joined in their drive by other progressive groups, Hispanic groups - such as La Familia Vota - and labor allies.

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Federal union protests GOP Ryan: He hustles for the 1%

AFGE elected Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox, a VA hospital worker from North Carolina, as their new president on August 15 at the union's convention in Las Vegas.

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Labor to mobilize 400,000 volunteers for 2012 elections

The AFL-CIO's executive council gave final approval to a plan to deploy at least 400,000 union members to work on the re-election of President Obama.

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Biden draws cheers at AFT convention

The vice president was introduced by Jill Biden who taught for 13 years in a public high school and continues teaching full time at Northern Virginia Community College, even as she serves as the "Second Lady."

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AFGE considered, then rejected neutrality in Romney vs. Obama

"This election is not about our expectations. It is a choice between two different futures."

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Illinois Bain victims want action from GOP lawmakers

The 170 workers whose jobs are slated to be shipped to China and the town's mayor are pressing their representatives to keep the jobs here.

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Workers at Illinois plant say Romney is outsourcing their jobs

Workers at a Bain Capital-owned company here are demanding that Mitt Romney come to town and stop the planned shipping of their jobs overseas.

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Top labor leader: November election most important in 80 years

In a speech in Homestead, Pa., Leo Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers, declared that corporate money in politics threatens to overwhelm the voice of labor unions.

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Biggest public worker union elects new president

"You provide the safe neighborhoods, you provide the good schools, you provide the hospitals. We owe you!" Biden declared.

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