The AFL-CIO is "strongly against" extending the Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent of the nation's earners, but fears congressional Democrats may blink on the issue, Legislative Director Bill Samuel says.
House Republicans demand OSHA emphasize its Voluntary Protection Program while unions and the GAO say OSHA doesn't have the staff to monitor VPP firms' performance.
Three narrow votes in a key Senate committee and some crafty maneuvering by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., derailed anti-labor schemes that right-wing Republican senators hatched and floated in mid-June.
Parents and teachers occupying Lakeview Elementary School since June 15 say they plan to stay until the district agrees to keep their school and four others open, reversing its decision to close them as of the end of the school year.
If the mayor's budget is approved, it will reduce Memphians' library access by nearly 25 percent.
More than a thousand public employee unionists, educators, parents, environmentalists, and Occupy activists rallied for a "Strong Schools, Strong Oregon" day of mass action at the state Capitol.
African Americans are experiencing the sharpest edge of layoffs of government and other public workers across the country
Republicans on the committee favor closing the deficits entirely by cutting spending, including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Considering the many cuts found in the Governor's budget, some wonder why he continues to spend public funds by ordering the arrest of peaceful protesters at Occupy Nashville
Thousands of students, labor leaders, and community activits tuned in to the AFL-CIO’s “America Wants to Work” National Teach-In last week.