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Changing demographics will make Texas purple, even blue, sooner or later, and the AFL-CIO is hoping to make it sooner. The labor federation ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 30 comments on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 11:23 AM PDT with 55 Recommends
The United Food and Commercial Workers, a union representing 1.3 million members mostly in retail and food production, has announced it is rejoining the AFL-CIO after leaving in 2005 at the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Aug 08, 2013 at 11:06 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka The AFL-CIO has been steadily expanding the ways it seeks to organize workers and its relationships with both non-union worker groups and non-labor ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 11:50 AM PDT with 39 Recommends
After fast-food workers took to the streets in protest of low wages, panic ensued, and Fox News immediately launched a counter-offensive by putting on a high-priced lobbyist to argue that America's ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 01:24 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
What kind of movement do working people need to build a better future? What changes should labor make? Those are some of the questions I posed to you two months ago—and Daily Kos readers and ...
by Richard Trumka
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 10:52 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
Late yesterday, the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. It’s not a perfect bill, but if it were to become ...
by Working America
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 01:51 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
The AFL-CIO promises a wide-ranging and open discussion about the future of the labor movement at its convention in September. With private-sector union representation approaching 5 percent of the ...
by Gregory Heires
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 05:00 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
In 2010, after his Illinois printing company was bought by a private equity firm, Marcus Hedger was illegally fired for his union activities as a shop steward for the Graphic Communications ...
by Richard Trumka
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue May 21, 2013 at 10:51 AM PDT with 111 Recommends
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Congressional Republicans are committed to breaking government one step at a time, and it's a given that anything that attacks workers as well as the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 44 comments on Wed May 15, 2013 at 12:02 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
Future of Work, Unions? Let’s Talk. Many of you know that I grew up in the small coal mining town of Nemacolin, Pa. I worked in the mines while I went to college, got a law degree and got my ...
by Richard Trumka
Comment Count 167 comments on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:49 AM PDT with 181 Recommends
You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones Tuesday April 14, 1903 Eugene V. Debs ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 22 comments on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
The Club For Growth doesn't like Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (R. WV-2) running for Senator Jay Rockefeller's (D. WV) seat. They claim that she's a big government Republican who likes to ...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 12:51 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
The plan to gut Social Security by changing the inflation formula used to calculate benefits is running into trouble. The budget resolution passed by the U.S. Senate on March 30 includes an ...
by Gregory Heires
Comment Count 67 comments on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 07:39 PM PDT with 81 Recommends
According to inside sources, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) negotiated a deal between U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donahue and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on a compromise guest ...
by DownstateDemocrat
Comment Count 23 comments on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 01:26 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
CPAC, the annual wall-to-wall showcase for the stalwarts of the Republican Party (Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Allen West and Pat Toomey to name just a few on this year's agenda) is now ...
by dweb8231
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 08:44 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka isn't shying away from the hard facts of how effective the corporate war on unions has been. "To be blunt, our basic ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 68 comments on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 11:56 AM PST with 74 Recommends
“Our current immigration system is broken.” If ...
by NCLR
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 02:51 PM PST with 1 Recommend
Today, instead of presenting a diary written by one of our regular or guest members, we are presenting an excerpt from a paper on "Crowdfunding" by Minsun Ji and Tony Robinson . Crowdfunding is the ...
by Geminijen
Comment Count 31 comments on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM PST with 19 Recommends
Immigrants. Workers. Immigration reform, AFL-CIO President Richard ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 01:30 PM PST with 13 Recommends
This is a good moment to explain why I feel so passionately about enacting immigration reform that provides a real pathway to citizenship for 11 million immigrants who call this country home. ...
by Richard Trumka
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 10:55 AM PST with 65 Recommends