Labor News

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Labor leaders halt political contributions until after fast-track vote

Uunion presidents have decided to condition labor's voluntary political contributions to lawmakers on their fast-track votes, at least for now.

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Sen. Harkin closes career with demand that lawmakers give workers ‘opportunity’

Closing his 40-year career on Capitol Hill, retiring Senate Labor Committee chairman Tom Harkin challenged his colleagues to give workers and all other people in the U.S. opportunity.

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Senate to OK McFerran to NLRB seat

The Senate planned to vote on Dec. 8 on President Obama's nomination of Lauren McFerran to a National Labor Relations Board seat.

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Labor aims to unseat McConnell, block GOP power grab

"There is no better fighter for America's middle class, for America's working people than Alison Lundergan Grimes," Warren told the crowd of IBEW union members.

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Chicago hotel workers to Bruce Rauner: Give back the money!

Rauner has made stopping what he calls the "chokehold" that special interests have on Illinois state government a key part of his campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Today in labor history: Anti-Monopoly Party founded

There were 200 delegates from 16 states at the convention, including 61 from Illinois and Michigan.

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Labor Dept. releases list of “books that shaped work in America”

The U.S. Labor Department has released a fascinating list of "books that shaped work in America."

Lorain, Ohio unions elect independent slate

The election report to delegates at the Central Labor Council (CLC), in this union-dense Ohio home of the state's largest steel and auto manufacturing facilities, was one of a different type this November.

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Trumka warns Dems: stick by Social Security, Medicare

LAS VEGAS - AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has put lawmakers on notice to stick by Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid or face labor opposition at the polls next year.

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Senate to vote Oct. 28 on Griffin for top NLRB enforcement job

The Senate is scheduled to vote late on Oct. 28 on Obama's nomination of Richard Griffin to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.

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