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AFL-CIO Makes a Pitch for Its New Agenda
Labor is now hoping Obama and congressional Democrats will pass an ambitious regulatory and legislative agenda that includes a bill to make it easier for unions to organize workers.

11/13/2007

Unions Make Difference in Tuesday’s Vote
The labor federation fully intends to take advantage of that key role to push its top cause next year, the Employee Free Choice Act.

11/13/2007

Morning Again in America

11/13/2007

Kosher Meatpacker Files for Bankruptcy

11/13/2007

Studs Terkel, Noted Oral Historian, Dies at 96
What bitter irony. Studs Terkel, who gave voice to working people throughout his life, passed away just days before an historic presidential election.

11/06/2008

Showdown Looms Over Auto Industry Bailout, 'Card Check' Union Drives
The auto-industry bailout, card check and other items on labor's agenda cut to a signature Obama issue: how to produce more gains for middle-class Americans, whose wages have largely stagnated during the past decade.

11/26/2008

GM May Seek Union Concessions for a Federal Bailout
General Motors Corp., in danger of running out of cash this year, will seek to negotiate a cut in debt levels and new union work rules to help boost its chances of winning federal loans, people familiar with the plan said.

11/26/2008

Detroit's Big Three Face December 2 Deadline
The nation’s Big Three automakers face a December 2 deadline to bring to Congress a detailed plan on how they would use federal funds to turn the industry around.

11/26/2008

UAW's Early Negotiators Set Precedents for Organized Labor

11/26/2008

The Average Union Auto Worker Does Not Make $70 an Hour

11/26/2008

SEIU Wins Contract for 25,000 Home Care Workers in Massachusetts

11/26/2008

GAO Calls DOL Outsourcing Rationale Unreliable

11/26/2008

Iowa Wants Agriprocessors Case Heard There

11/26/2008

John Edwards for Labor Secretary

11/26/2008

Seven Good Reasons to Join a Union

11/26/2008

Thousands of Union Volunteers Ready for Georgia Senate Contest

11/26/2008

Annual Survey Reveals 91 Trade Unionists' Lives Claimed in 2007

11/26/2008

Attorney General Nominee Defended Chiquita's Role with Death Squads

11/26/2008

Bush DOL Rushes to Enact Rule Obama Opposes

12/01/2008

Police Seek Wal-Mart Shoppers Who Trampled NY Worker

12/01/2008

Union Responds to Death of Long Island Wal-Mart Worker

12/01/2008

UC Restores Labor Program Governor Tried to Cut

12/01/2008

Help Expose Corporate Hack Rick Berman, Says AFL-CIO

12/01/2008

Frank Cieciorka, Designer for the Left, is Dead at 69

12/01/2008

GM Asks for $18 Billion as It Tries to Avoid Collapse
General Motors will drastically cut jobs, factories, brands and executive pay in a desperate attempt to persuade Congress to give it $12 billion in loans to stave off a financial collapse.

12/02/2008

The UAW's Place in the Auto Bailout

12/02/2008

Union Activist Mary Beth Maxwell on List for Labor Secretary

12/02/2008

Some Federal Workers Lose Bargaining Rights

12/02/2008

Americans Remain Broadly Supportive of Labor Unions

12/02/2008

Engineers, Tech Workers Ratify Boeing Labor Contracts

12/02/2008

Labor Department Accused of Straying From Enforcement

12/02/2008

Service Union Bans Former California Local President for Life

12/02/2008

AFL-CIO has Lots of Holiday Gift Suggestions

12/04/2008

UAW to Change Its Contracts to Help Detroit
The United Automobile Workers union said Wednesday that it would make major concessions in its contracts with the three Detroit auto companies to help them lobby Congress for $34 billion in federal aid.

12/04/2008

Before Senate, Automakers Still Find Skeptics

12/04/2008

People Drawing Unemployment Benefits at 26-Year High

12/04/2008

Obama Aide Restates Support for Employee Free Choice Act

12/04/2008

Why We Need the Employee Free Choice Act
“If a majority of workers want a union, they should get one -- it’s that simple,” said American Rights at Work Chair David Bonior.

12/04/2008

California Democrat Considered for Trade Job

12/04/2008

AFL-CIO Acknowledges Union Volunteers in Georgia Runoff

12/04/2008

Riverside CA Nurses File a Lawsuit to Stop County's Violation of Federal Law

12/04/2008

Downward Economic Mobility Among Mexican Americans

12/04/2008

ITUC Condemns Arrests of 69 Unionists in Zimbabwe

12/04/2008

Annual Survey Reveals 91 Trade Unionists' Lives Claimed in 2007

12/04/2008

The Crisis of Wage Theft
“Billions of dollars in wages are being illegally stolen from millions of workers each and every year,” writes Kim Bobo in In These Times. “The employers range from small neighborhood businesses to some of the nation’s largest employers.

12/16/2008

Union Wins at North Carolina Pork Plant
Organized labor got a big boost in the country's least unionized state when workers at the world's largest hog processing plant voted to unionize.

12/16/2008

Ron Carey; Reformer Who Led Teamsters, Fought Corruption Dead at 72
Ron Carey, 72, a labor leader elected Teamsters president as a firebrand reformer and in a controversial dispute years later banned for life from the union, died of lung cancer December 11 at a New York hospital.

12/16/2008

Bailouts: The Ultimate Double Standard
“Imagine if the automakers had been offered the same kind of government assistance as the banks,” writes Robert Kuttner in the American Prospect.

12/16/2008

The Logic of Keynes in Today's World
Traditional Keynesianism is based on two highly-questionable assumptions in today’s world, and the underlying logic of Keyenes leads us toward something bigger and more permanent than some have in mind.

12/16/2008

A Global New Deal
“Barack Obama,” writes Harold Meyerson in the American Prospect, “may well seek a new New Deal to right a profoundly dysfunctional American economy. But he faces one constraint that Franklin Roosevelt didn't have to confront in the 1930s: The economy that Roosevelt saved was fundamentally a national economy that could be altered by national policies."

12/16/2008


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