Post Tagged with: "Rich Trumka"

Trumka Hits Senate GOP For Blocking Jobless Benefits; Two GOP Reps Try to Push Them With Link to Keystone

WASHINGTON —AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is sharply criticizing Senate Republicans for their pro-filibuster votes that blocked extension of emergency federal unemployment benefits to more than 1.3 million people. The GOP demanded other program cuts, notably to the Affordable Care Act – the 2010 health care law – to offset the $6.4 billion cost of extending the benefits for three months […]

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Trumka Adds Infrastructure To AFL-CIO Legislative Priority List

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is adding rebuilding U.S. infrastructure – and creation of tens of thousands of well-paying jobs doing so – to the federation’s legislative priority list. Infrastructure even might include the controversial Keystone pipeline, he notes.

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Trumka Warns Dems: Stick By Social Security, Medicare

LAS VEGAS—AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has put lawmakers on notice to stick by Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid or face labor opposition at the polls next year. His Oct. 21 speech to the International Federation of Employee Benefit Plans in Las Vegas was directed at both parties, but with a special warning for the Democrats. His warning is notable because […]

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Trumka Strongly Defends Including Outside Groups Into Labor Movement

LOS ANGELES —AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is strongly defending his plans to include outside groups – environmentalists, civil rights groups, women’s rights advocates, immigrants’ groups and more – in the labor movement, despite criticism from many unions. A group of unions, led by the Building Trades, extremely upset by Trumka’s plans to bring other progressive groups into the labor movement, […]

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