Below are excerpts of a speech by Richard Trumka to the Center for National Policy, a think tank that in concentrated on national security issues.
Former President George W. Bush lost U.S. jobs during a good economy. Obama has created jobs during the disastrous economy he inherited.
Monroe Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Delta Airlines, agreed to buy one of the three big petroleum product refineries, saving an estimated 5,000 jobs.
Obama's campaign for more construction jobs comes against a continuing backdrop of high joblessness in the construction industry: 17.2% in March, more than double the national jobless rate of 8.2%.
By a 62-37 vote on Apr. 25, the Senate approved a modified postal "reform" bill, S1789. The battle over the future of the Postal Service now moves to the GOP-run House.
The movement in New Haven for jobs, youth opportunity, and an end to violence filled the streets with a march of 2,000 last week.
Youth, the unemployed, elected officials, educators, union leaders, and the business community were all represented at a public hearing.
"The sun is shining on organized labor today," State Sen. Tim Green, told thousands of union members.
The Teamsters have apparently caught the Obama Transportation Department in several contradictions.
The Obama administration's Office of Management and Budget is sitting on - apparently indefinitely - a proposed job safety rule to cut worker exposure to silica dust.