"It makes no sense that manufacturing workers and taxpayers are still being asked to subsidize the cost of shipping our jobs overseas with a tax loophole that should be eliminated."
The meeting came on the heels of the announcement that CPS was cutting over $50 million from neighborhood schools and diverting it to politically connected charter school.
The AFT convention has a blunt message for Education Secretary Arne Duncan: You flunk the test of helping the nation's schools and kids, so leave.
"No commercial, mass-produced, industrial-strength standardized factory test should ever be used as the determining factor for any student or adult."
The AFL-CIO has demanded that President Obama take administrative action to remove the threat of deportation hanging over some 11 million immigrants.
"Well first of all, I have been involved with issues about labor for a great deal of my life, I come out of a union family and my mother and my father were very much involved in organizing."
Unlike a lobby or interest group, a union has a duty to provide a service to every worker covered in its agreement.
After lobbying by the nation's postal unions - and questions from non-partisan auditors about savings claims - a key GOP-run House committee reversed course.
The workers all say Christie did not make a required $900 million payment to the state and local workers' pension plan. He wants the workers to shoulder the load, instead.
The president directed the Labor Department to draft rules that clarify that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to LGBT couples, even in states where same-sex marriage is not legal.