Post Tagged with: "House"

House Votes To Name Post Office After Late NALC President Sombrotto

By voice vote and without dissent, the GOP-run House voted July 14 to name a Manhattan post office after the late Letter Carriers President Vincent Sombrotto. The measure was one of a raft of post office-naming bills approved that day, including several honoring veterans and one for the late Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz.

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Supreme Court Rules Obama NLRB Recess Appointments Illegal; Trumpka Downplays Impact

WASHINGTON —By a 9-0 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Democratic President Barack Obama illegally made three “recess appointments” in 2012 to the National Labor Relations Board – virtually throwing out the hundreds of NLRB cases those appointees voted on.

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Dreamers Group to Push for Individual Immigration Bills

WASHINGTON—Taking their cue from Democratic President Barack Obama, one prominent “Dream Act” group – representing undocumented youths brought to the U.S. as children – now wants the GOP-run U.S. House to debate and vote on individual immigration-related bills by the end of this year. The object, they said on Nov. 20, is to get the measures on the House floor, […]

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House GOP Anti-Davis-Bacon Move Loses, Again

WASHINGTON—By a 231-192 tally, yet another House Republican move to trash workers’ rights and incomes – by repealing the Davis-Bacon Act’s requirement that firms constructing federal projects pay locally prevailing wages – lost on June 4.

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Panel Oks Perez As Labor Secretary; Latino Coalition Mobilizes Vs. Filibuster Threat

WASHINGTON—By a 12-10 party-line vote, the Democratic-run Senate Labor Committee approved top Justice Department official Thomas Perez to be the nation’s next Secretary of Labor.

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Obama Fills Out NLRB Slate With GOP Nominees; House To Vote To Hamstring Board

WASHINGTON —Democratic President Barack Obama filled out his slate of nominees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) by nominating boss-side lawyers Phillip Miscimarra of Chicago and Harry Johnson III of Los Angeles to the two seats reserved for the minority Republicans on the 5-member panel, and nominating board chairman Mark Gaston Pearce, a Democrat, for a new term. But […]

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