Labor News

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Year-end legislative rush may produce little for workers

Congress' year-end rush to approve a massive spending bill for the rest of fiscal 2015, and to extend a hodge-podge of special tax breaks, may produce little for workers.

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GOP filibuster kills Bring the Jobs Home bill

Once again, a Senate Republican filibuster killed a pro-worker bill, the Bring The Jobs Home Act, to extend tax credits to firms which do just that.

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Nurses and lawmakers resume push for financial transactions tax

National Nurses United and the Congressional Progressive Caucus relaunched their drive for a financial transactions tax.

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Good Jobs First analysis: The corporate rich get richer

States and cities frequently shower firms with millions of dollars in tax breaks, all in the name of gaining - or keeping - jobs. The corporate rich get richer from it.

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Government workers march on Capitol Hill

Hundreds of AFGE members marched on Capitol Hill on Feb. 11 campaigning for national and union causes.

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California labor moves to halt Walmart abuse

California labor and social justice groups are throwing down the gauntlet to Walmart during a two-week statewide tour to protest the giant retailer's abuse of taxpayers and workers alike.

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Labor says tax millionaires to protect Social Security

"Ninety-four percent of the country pays Social Security taxes on all their income. Six percent do not. This has got to change."

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Labor rolls out plan to defuse fiscal time bomb

Before the $85 billion budget cut time bomb explodes, leaders of the nation's unions are hammering out details of a program to prevent  job losses and restore the economy for the working-class majority.

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Gov’t. workers: Cuts would trigger new recession

Automatic budget cuts would have a devastating impact on vital services all over the country.

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Steelworkers forced out at Rotek

Members of USW Local 8565 are picketing Rotek, Inc. protesting the company's unilateral implementation of a contract slashing wages 20-30 percent as well as deep cuts in benefits.

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