Labor News


House bill slashes $74 million from NLRB, shackling board

Ruling Republicans on the House subcommittee that helps dole out federal funds slashed $74 million from the board's budget for the year.


Virginia Democratic primaries a victory for labor-backed candidates

The June 9 Democratic primary in Virginia ended in a clean sweep for a new labor and community group's roster of candidates.


Call your rep! Another Fast Track vote today

It's now or never; today, the House is going to vote again on Fast Track-and we're hearing it's going to come down to the wire.


Labor, allies push to derail Fast Track for good

Unions and their allies are doubling up their pressure on Congress to derail Fast Track for good.


With House vote looming, labor turns up heat on trade

Unionists continue to campaign to get lawmakers to reject the scheme that would grease the skids for secret trade pacts.


Unions launch ad denouncing N.Y. Rep. Rice’s fast track betrayal

"Congresswoman Rice's about-face on Fast Track is a complete betrayal to all working men and women across this country."


Labor launches Forward Baltimore to register 10,000 voters

The campaign will bring out at least 75 percent of newly-registered voters in for the primary elections in April 2016.


Buying elections, local style, in Chicago

The politicians "are marinated in money" says Steelworkers President Leo Gerard. 


Senate ‘vote-a-rama’ produces few wins for workers

And the wins workers got, on amendments denouncing USPS cuts and advocating paid family and medical leave, may only be symbolic.


Parade of presidential hopefuls make pitches to fire fighters

A parade of nine presidential hopefuls made their cases before more than 1,000 Fire Fighters.

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