Labor News

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Union shows viewers real “American Horror Story”

The American Horror Story ad reflects what is said to be labor's priority - to defeat sitting right-wing governors in the four states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Florida.

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Ohio's GOP governor ignores pleas of 3,000 fired Ormet workers

The tattered sign standing at the entrance of Ormet's North Gate pretty much says it all. It pleads to Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, for "some help" to save Ohio jobs.

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GOP's Lamar Alexander, catering to right, tries axing Davis-Bacon

In an obvious bid to cater to the radical right, Sen. Lamar Alexander launched a bid to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act.

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AFL-CIO leaders: GOP suing Obama to conceal its non-agenda

Republican House Speaker Boehner is pushing a lawsuit against Obama to deflect attention from the fact that there are unmet needs in this country and his party has no agenda.
        

 

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GOP Anchorage mayor calls union dues slavery

Proving that stupid political statements are not confined to the "Lower 48" of the nation's 50 states, the Republican mayor of Anchorage called union dues "slavery."

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GOP goes after NLRB yet again

In yet another right-wing attack on the NLRB, top Republicans unveiled legislation to lengthen union recognition election campaigns.

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Steelworkers' president scores GOP for racist attacks on Obama

Gerard ran down a range of progressive initiatives Obama has proposed during his five years in the Oval Office. Then he launched his blast at the GOP.

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Thousands jam Pennsylvania's capital to protest union-killing bill

Thousands jammed the streets around the State Capitol building here today to protest the latest in a sting of attempts by state Republicans to kill union rights for public workers and eventually all workers in Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania unions cheer blocking of new voter ID law

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is cheering a judge's ruling bouncing the state's GOP-passed "voter ID" law, but the story isn't over yet.

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Labor to “play heavily” in state elections next year

Organized labor, with its community allies, will "play heavily" in state gubernatorial and legislative races next year, its top two political operatives say.

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