Labor News

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GOP bill overturns Labor Dept. restriction on financial advisers; Obama promises veto

Some firms have incentivized advisers to steer clients into products that have higher fees and lower returns, costing American families an estimated $17 billion a year,

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Report details retirement insecurity for workers, decadent pensions for CEOs

It results from the persistent demand by CEOs that all wealth get deposited in their pockets.

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Today in history: Social Security celebrates 80th birthday

On this date 80 years ago, in 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt deepened and expanded the New Deal by signing into law the Social Security Act.

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Miners' protest against Peabody continues despite settlement

The union is continuing its fight for retired miners and their families in the courts, in Congress and through community action.

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North Texas takes stand to save the right to retire

North Texas activists this week protested the dumping of pension and health care rights.

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Unions join drive to save Social Security

Labor organizations joined 59 other groups on July 29 to unveil a mass movement to protect Social Security from an Obama administration-named deficit-cutting commission.