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Trumka: Catholic Church, Labor Movement Stand Together for Worker Liberty, Solidarity

The Catholic Church, especially under new Pope Francis I, and the labor movement stand together for liberty for workers to organize and for worker solidarity, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says.

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Labor Outreach Details: Working America to Expand to All 50 States in Five Years

WASHINGTON —Starting to put into practice its new goal of speaking for all workers, not just representing those in unions, the AFL-CIO and its Working America affiliate announced the affiliate will expand its operations to all 50 states within five years. The aim, said Working America Executive Director Karen Nussbaum and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, is to enlist more allies […]

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Labor Dept. Tosses Florida Scheme To Curb Jobless Benefits

MIAMI —A Florida civil rights group’s legal complaint has led the U.S. Labor Department to toss yet another GOP scheme to deny workers jobless benefits, by imposing a qualification test so tough that many workers can’t pass it. And if Florida doesn’t change its rules, DOL warns, it faces loss of federal funds for jobless benefits administration. Florida is one […]

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Immigration: Union Leaders Pledge Support For Freedom

WASHINGTON —Union leaders strongly supported comprehensive immi-gration reform, including a path to eventual legalization and citizenship for 11 million undocumented people, as lawmakers unveiled their “compromise” plan on the issue. And the reform bill, formally launched April 18, will need all the help it can get, especially in the face of obstructionist and nativist opposition that will grab at any […]

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House GOP Revives Comp Time For Overtime Bill; Pro-Workers Family Group Calls It Forced Choice

WASHINGTON —Charging ahead with their ideological agenda, the Right Wing Republicans who run the House Education and the Workforce Committee sche-duled an April 17 vote on one of their pet causes, replacing overtime with comp time. The panel passed the measure, HR1406, on April 18 over the objections of the National Partnership for Women and Families. Its senior adviser, Judith […]

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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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President Diann Woodard Endorses the 2012 United Way Campaign

On September 10, President Diann Woodard sent a letter out to locals and presidents endorsing the 2012 United Way campaign.

“The United Way has consistently joined the labor movement to tirelessly fight for working families, especially in the areas of education, income and health. As educators, we all witness the effects poverty has on children in our schools, on their families, and in our communities. The United Way campaign works to find solutions to these pressing challenges, and helps families meet their most basic needs.”

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A Victory For Public Workers In Ohio And Michigan

Tuesday, Nov. 8, was a momentous night for the labor movement. Legislative victories in Ohio and Michigan showed that voters care about workers’ rights and the need for jobs, and the elections confirmed that Americans still have a say in their governments.

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