Labor News

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Labor plans national mobilization April 4th

Labor is planning a mass mobilization nationwide on April 4 to support workers' rights, specifically the right to collectively bargain.

Union leaders to Obama aide: ‘This is a defining moment’

AFL-CIO leaders have told a top aide to President Obama that the current fight in states over workers' rights must be used to discuss the future of the country and of workers.

Obama plan cuts funds for Labor Department next year

President Barack Obama's proposed spending plan for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 cuts the Department of Labor's budget by $40 billion.

Airport screeners go union

AFGE President John Gage happily announced Transportation Security Administration administrator John Pistole's ruling.

Union happy with new Obama crackdown on mine owners

Mine workers welcome Obama's plan to make it easier in cracking down on coal companies that are constant safety violators. However specific rules need to be enforced in order to further erode the systemic problem, unions say.

Obama renominates his pick for labor board

Showing he won't take the Senate GOP "no's" for an answer,  President Barack Obama on Jan. 26 renominated former top union attorney Craig Becker as a member of the National Labor Relations Board.

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Labor supports president’s vision but warns of challenges

The labor movement is reacting positively to the vision of the future put forward by President Obama in his State of the Union speech.

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Labor Department drafts rules to protect more health care workers

Obama's Labor Department will likely bring more home healthcare workers under protection of federal minimum wage and overtime laws.

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Obama administration plans to push organizing rights

Private employers will be required to post large signs informing workers about their right to form unions under a new rule the Obama administration plans to institute by executive order.

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Midterm campaigns go down to the wire

President Obama summed up his closing arguments for the 2010 midterm election at a get-out-the-vote event here Saturday that was bigger than any election rally ever held in this city.

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