Labor News

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Unions focus ads on “fiscal cliff” issues

"The voters spoke loud and clear and rejected any cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security."

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European trade unions unite to oppose cuts

Workers launched an unprecedented day of coordinated action across Europe Nov. 14, in the biggest fightback yet.

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Unionists in Tampa describe a Romney dystopia

On the third day of the GOP convention,  AFL-CIO marchers painted a picture of what would be a nightmare scenario in America if Mitt Romney were to be elected president.

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Jobless rate virtually unchanged in July

At July's rate, it would take more than eight years to get back to full employment.

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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.

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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.

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South Carolina GOP seek drug tests and benefit cuts for jobless

This week a state senate panel in South Carolina approved a bill that would force unemployed workers to take drug tests in order to qualify for unemployment benefits.

SEIU leader: Americans, South Africans face similar challenges

It appears both the U.S. and South Africa are discussing simliar issues such as rising income inequality and the challenges of advancing a progressive agenda.

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Unions to GOP: "You’re next on the unemployment lines!”

National labor leaders are telling GOP lawmakers to stop playing partsian games on the question of jobs and that come Nov., 2012, Republicans will be next on the unemployment lines.

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Job and wage loss major issues on Labor Day

A report on U.S. occupations - sorting 366 defined jobs data into high-income, middle-income and low-income posts - reveals data to back what workers know by instinct: The jobs that disappeared in the Great Recession were middle-class, and the fewer jobs created now pay a lot less.

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