Labor News

AFL-CIO head: Unemployment benefits fight just opening shot in long battle

"Soon, the same lawmakers who fought to get tax cuts for millionaires will come after Social Security and Medicare in the name of deficit reduction and 'shared sacrifice'," AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka warned.

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Trumka: more jobs solve deficit crisis

WASHINGTON (PAI) - AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka is strongly reiterating the position that creation of more jobs will increase revenues and thus solve the nation's deficit and debt crisis.

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Labor takes on racism in GOP "Pledge"

The Republican Party's platform for the mid-term elections, its "Pledge to America," has a sharply racist edge.

European unions set to march for “Robin Hood taxes”

Next in the "rising tide of world labor protest" file comes the September 29 labor actions in Europe.

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In Texas, $18 billion in hole, yet governor lives luxury life

DALLAS -- While the Republicans hold their convention here, the Texas AFL-CIO held a press conference to highlight that these "fiscal conservatives" have dropped the state into an $18 billion deficit hole.

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State workers slam cuts, call for taxing the rich

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - "It is not OK to balance the budget off of our backs," state workers told lawmakers here March 31.

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Labor has plan to make banks pay

One of the most innovative labor proposals is for a financial transactions tax on Wall Street.

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Union leaders meet with White House on health reform

WASHINGTON (PAI)--Democratic President Barack Obama tried Jan. 11 to convince top union leaders to drop labor's opposition to taxing workers' health care benefits.

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