Labor News


AFL-CIO, ally protest deep cuts in House Labor-HHS money bill

The legislation cuts employment and training funds, job services, job safety and health funding, kills health care quality evaluation and ACA funding of prevention programs.


Unions and allies get support for gas tax hike for highway-mass transit funding

The legislation is important both for jobs creation and to repair and replace the nation's crumbling infrastructure and to repair, replace and upgrade bus and subway systems.


Teachers angry over stalled talks take downtown Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union gathered downtown and marched in a massive show of unity after a tumultuous month at the negotiation table with Chicago Public Schools.


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.


Letter Carriers slam new federal report on postal service

A new federal report on the financial ills of the U.S. Postal Service  is a reiteration of previous justifications for huge agency prepayments of future retirees' health care costs.