Labor News

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Today in labor history: Senate condems ultra right Joe McCarthy

McCarthyism describes the action Joseph McCarthy took in attacking political opponents:  anyone who supported civil rights, labor and other progressive causes.

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AFL-CIO's Samuel: Expect congressional attacks on workers rights

Expect wide and various attacks on workers rights from a totally Republican-run 114h Congress, AFL-CIO Legislative Director Bill Samuel warns.

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Google and Facebook unfriend ALEC

Funded by the Koch brothers, ALEC designs state legislation to further corporate agendas at the expense of working families, unions and their allies.

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GOP Senate leaders scheme to hamstring NLRB

They are upset by a General Counsel's memo saying franchise holders and the chains that enfranchise them are both responsible for obeying wage and working condition laws.

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Unions to Google: dump ALEC

The public is asking Google to stop participating in ALEC's scheme that threatens our democracy.

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Minnesota health care workers beat down right wing court challenge

If Service Employees win, it would be the largest union election and organizing victory in Minnesota history and one of the largest in the U.S. in the last several years.

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GOP's Lamar Alexander, catering to right, tries axing Davis-Bacon

In an obvious bid to cater to the radical right, Sen. Lamar Alexander launched a bid to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act.

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AFL-CIO leaders: GOP suing Obama to conceal its non-agenda

Republican House Speaker Boehner is pushing a lawsuit against Obama to deflect attention from the fact that there are unmet needs in this country and his party has no agenda.
        

 

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Labor rolls out its plan to defeat GOP in November

"You know what our problem is," said the federation's political action director, Lee Saunders, "It's turnout. We have prioritized the election races and we have to get our people out."

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Today in labor history: Army attacks protesting veterans in D.C.

On July 28, 1932, General Douglas MacArthur led troops in burning to the ground a shantytown built near the U.S. Capitol by unemployed veterans demanding a promised bonus.

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