Labor News


Trumka: America’s economic lead is not a given

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.


Trumka’s answer to “Are we better off?”

Former President George W. Bush lost U.S. jobs during a good economy. Obama has created jobs during the disastrous economy he inherited.

Philly refinery to stay open

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 to building trades: GOP blocking construction 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%.


Workers say fight to save Post Office goes on

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.


2,000 march in New Haven for jobs pipeline

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.


Jobs pipeline offers hope

Youth, the unemployed, elected officials, educators, union leaders, and the business community were all represented at a public hearing.


Missouri unions fight right-wing obstruction

"The sun is shining on organized labor today," State Sen. Tim Green, told thousands of union members.


Teamsters highlight contradictions in Mexican trucks case

The Teamsters have apparently caught the Obama Transportation Department in several contradictions.


Labor hits delay on new safety rule

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.

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