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Hoffa and Brown try to put brakes on Pacific trade pact

With the Obama administration moving ahead with negotiations with Pacific Rim nations, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Teamsters President James Hoffa teamed up.

Urge to lawmakers: Use Trans-Pacific trade pact to favor workers

The AFL-CIO is urging Congress and the Obama administration to use negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Pact to redo U.S. trade policy to support workers.

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Trumka explains why workers must back Obama

"As president, Barack Obama has placed his faith in America's working men and women to lead our country to economic recovery and to our full potential as a nation," Richard Trumka said during the AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting.

U.S. nurses backed general strike in U.K.

The National Nurses Union led a coalition of U.S. unions that demonstrated in six cities on Nov. 30 to back British public workers, who staged a one-day strike.

"Time to challenge basic assumptions," says Trumka

Americans must challenge and rethink three basic assumptions that have guided the country and the economy for the last 30 years and run both into the ditch, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says.

Unionists lobby vs. trade pacts

Unionists face uphill odds in battling against so-called U.S. "free trade" pacts with South Korea, Panama and Colombia.

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Texas jobs vigil slams “free trade” pacts

Labor activists are blasting the GOP "free trade" proposals to cut public workers' jobs and to lessen unemployment benefits.

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Colombian labor leader seeks trade pact delay

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Congress should delay the proposed U.S.-Colombia "free trade" agreement until a key Colombian law that leads to workers' oppression changes and law enforcement there improves, a top Colombian union leader says.

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Unions differ on Korea trade pact

DETROIT - The United Auto Workers support for the U.S. Korea Free Trade Agreement has received a lot of "ink" in recent days as other unions have criticized the deal.

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Painters bus tour rallies the vote

ST. LOUIS - A nationwide, month-long "It's About The Jobs" bus tour organized by the Painters Union made a lively stop here last weekend.

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