The United Mine Workers hailed as "a tremendous step forward" a decision by the Mine Safety and Health Administration to cut coal miners' exposure to lethal coal mine dust in half.
Midterm elections are next week and union construction jobs are up for grabs in California. Nonunion building contractors in the state, hungry for a bigger share of public sector projects in the wake of the building bust, have taken their fight with labor to the ballot box.
The new plan will reduce by 20 percent heat-trapping emissions from truck and bus tailpipes.
The questions showed that young voters are less concerned with inside-the-beltway common knowledge and more concerned with questions that define what kind of a country we are inheriting.
After a wave of teen suicides by gay youth recently due to bullying the Obama administration is speaking out saying no young person should have to endure a life of relentless taunts and harassment.
95,000 jobs were lost in September because the private sector added only 64,000 jobs while government employment went down by 159,000.
President Obama hosted a White House summit aimed at strengthening community colleges, the largest section of the U.S. higher education system.
The Obama administration has announced funding for comprehensive teen pregnancy prevention programs.
Protesters rallied at the Lincoln Memorial Oct. 2 to cheer calls for jobs, union rights and a massive vote against corporate greed and hate in the Nov. 2 midterm elections.
The construction crews were hired thanks to a $3 million grant under President Obama's economic stimulus package - one of hundreds of projects across the nation that are creating millions of jobs.