Labor News

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Immigration reform a top goal for Auto Workers

Declaring, "We are a union of immigrants," Auto Workers President Bob King elevated immigration reform to a top spot on the UAW's lobbying agenda.

 

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Union leaders to Obama: raise taxes on the rich, aid middle class

Union leaders meeting with Barack Obama on Nov. 13 urged him to stick to his campaign pledges to raise taxes on the rich and to aid the middle class.

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Today in Labor History: Union formed, rich taxed, scaffolds made safer

On August 30, 1935 President Franklin Roosevelt's Wealth Tax Act increased taxes on the rich and big business and lowered taxes for small businesses

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Labor leaders: GOP holding workers as hostages

The right wing, is holding workers and the economy "hostage" to their demands for continuing and permanent tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent.

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Labor, community groups to launch campaign against GOP on taxes

The GOP-led House on August 1 rejected extending Democratic-proposed tax cuts for the middle class.

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Unions mount effort to end Bush tax cuts

A coalition of unions and progressive groups launched a grassroots effort to end the Bush tax cuts by the end of this year.

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Taxi drivers honor AFL-CIO leader

New York City taxi drivers and supporters gathered at the headquarters of the United Federation of Teachers in lower Manhattan.

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State workers' lobby day important for all workers

The immediate struggle for pay raises and collective bargainingis part of the larger, national context for democracy and progressive change.

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Unions tackle states' practices that hurt workers

The labor movement is beginning to mount a legislative offensive in the sates to stop what it says are "under the radar" attacks on workers.

Compromise on benefits and payroll tax passes despite complaint by unions

The AFL-CIO announced just before noon on the East Coast today that it cannot support H.R. 3630, the compromise bill coming before Congres.

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