Post Tagged with: "Senate"

Union Leaders Laud Senate OK Of Employment Non-Discrimination Act

WASHINGTON —Union leaders lauded Senate passage Nov. 7 of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a measure banning hiring discrimination against gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered people. But the 64-32 margin, which included 10 Senate Republicans, masked problems facing ENDA in the GOP-run House.  There, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has already declared he won’t bring it to a vote because the […]

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Union Leaders Pushing Senators Hard To Curb Filibusters Now

WASHINGTON—Fed up and frustrated with blocked legislation and particularly with trashed nominees for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), union leaders are pushing senators hard to curb the chamber’s abused filibusters, now.

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Cloaking Themselves In Constitution, GOP Senators Ask High Court To Toss NLRB Recess Appointees

WASHINGTON—Piously cloaking themselves in the U.S. Constitution and invoking what they claim is the intent of its framers, all 45 Republican U.S. senators asked the U.S. Supreme Court to toss out Democratic President Barack Obama’s “recess appointees” to the National Labor Relations Board – and, by inference, all the decisions in worker-boss disputes that those NLRB members voted on.

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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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BLDG. Trades To Meet Both Massachusetts U.S. Senate Nominees

BOSTON —With their favored candidate, former Ironworkers Local 7 President Stephen Lynch, losing the U.S. Senate Democratic primary in Massachusetts, building trades union leaders say they will meet with both major-party nominees in the battle before making an endorsement in the upcoming special general election. The decision, released May 1 by Building Trades Department President Sean McGarvey, is notable because […]

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Senate GOP Unveils Anti-NLRB Bill

WASHINGTON —Eleven Senate Republicans have introduced a bill to virtually shut down the National Labor Relations Board. Led by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the top GOPer on the Senate Labor Committee, the group wants to ban the board from making any decisions until it has a legal quorum of at least three members confirmed by the Senate. The Right Wing […]

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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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