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Senate Health Bill Opposed By Unions, Full-Page Paper Ad Planned

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — About 30 unions will run a full-page ad in newspapers Wednesday announcing their opposition to the Senate Finance Committee's healt...

Dr. King and the Struggle for Economic Justice

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

All through this three day weekend we will see corporate America thanking Dr. King for his incredible efforts to free African-Americans and fight racial injustice -- but they will stop far short of the whole story.

Sam Stein

Labor Holds Emergency Meetings To Discuss Senate Bill, May Formally Oppose | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two of the country's largest labor groups, the SEIU and the AFL-CIO, are each holding emergency executive meetings today to discuss whether they shoul...

Pelosi Shifts Focus To Unemployment After Push For Health Care Bill

The Hill | Mike Soraghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democratic leaders, worried they've appeared unresponsive to rising unemployment because they were absorbed by healthcare, are aiming for a legi...

Showdown In Chicago: Sheila Bair Speaks To Protesters, Backs Consumer Protection Agency (VIDEO

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ORIGINAL POST (Scroll down for a slideshow of today's protests): Before she appeared at the American Bankers Association annual convention today, Fe...

Sam Stein

AFL-CIO Makes Biggest Push Yet To Kill Portions Of Senate Health Care Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the debate over health care reform enters its final weeks, the AFL-CIO is launching its largest lobbying effort to date, dispatching 175 labor lead...

Unions Need to Sever All Ties with Anti-Climate Bill Groups

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

Nike and utility giant, Pacific Gas & Electric, have publicly resigned from the US Chamber of Commerce over its opposition to climate protection policies. It's time for labor unions to follow suit.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall's Generation

Laura Chapin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Laura Chapin

Why the 'lost decade' of young workers may fare worse than their parents.

Union Leader Says Lobbying Efforts Are Raising Insurance Premiums

HuffingtonPost | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The president of the AFL-CIO is asking state insurance regulators to investigate if health insurance industry lobbying is raising the price of insuran...

Can AFL-CIO's Trumka Jump-Start Progressives, Health Reform and Beat 'Tea Baggers'?

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

The selection Wednesday of Richard Trumka as president of the AFL-CIO could add a harder progressive edge to the tough drives for health care and economic reform facing progressives and the administration.

An AFL-CIO as Diverse as Workers

Fred Redmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Redmond

Unions cannot expect women, minority, gay, physically challenged and young members to step up and participate in union activities if union leadership opportunities are closed to them.

Obama Plans to Reform Economy, Not Just Health Insurance

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The teabaggers are apoplectic because this isn't just about health care. This is about the values of a government.

From Toronto to Pittsburgh to Jay Leno, Capitalism Marches On...

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Moore

My crew and I had one thought in mind while we were filming Capitalism: What if the powers-that-be refuse to give us funding for the next movie after they see what we've put in this one?

New Reason for Devotion to Employee Free Choice Act

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

For Ted Kennedy, for Crystal Lee Sutton, for us all, America ought to have the Employee Free Choice Act.

President Obama Ties Reform To Rebuilding Middle Class

POLITICO | Carol E. Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PITTSBURGH -- President Barack Obama delivered his most strongly worded speech in defense of organized labor since taking office - tying health care r...

Michael Moore's New Film Rocks AFL-CIO

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Randy Shaw

This is not only Moore's best film, but it is the most politically incendiary film put on the American screen in memory.

Specter Tells AFL-CIO He Backs Employees' Choice

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PITTSBURGH — Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter took another step in his political transformation on Tuesday, telling hundreds of labor activists t...

AFL-CIO Convention: Solidarity with Van Jones?

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

f labor wants to promote green jobs, labor should embrace Van Jones -- publicly, loudly, and fast -- at the AFL-CIO Convention.

Labor Day Investing

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Labor Day is a reminder of what workers can achieve when they organize: improved working conditions, fairness in the work place, holiday and vacation pay, health care and pensions.

Taking Back Labor Day: The 'Lost Decade' Of Young Workers

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Labor Day has lost its luster as a holiday. First celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City, the day consisted of a parade and celebrations to ...

Unions Frustrated By Pace Of Change Under Obama

The New York Times | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and STEVEN GREENHOUSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...Today that euphoria is giving way to a mixture of frustration and unease, as union leaders are growing concerned that the Obama White House has not...

A Message for Labor Day

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

This Labor Day, let's recommit ourselves to helping workers organize and fight for their rights. Let's work together to win meaningful reforms that ensure access to quality, affordable health care.

On Labor Day and Every Workday, Single Women Struggle to Stay Even

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

Now as before the recession, working women are particularly vulnerable to economic insecurity -- especially the 53 million "women on their own."

Democratic Voters Rally to Pressure Their Representatives at Orlando Town Hall

Jerry Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Waxman

Senators like Bill Nelson need to realize that they can't just automatically take Democratic voters for granted: if they are going to seek reelection they are going to have to earn their votes.

Rachel Maddow Tackles Potential Romanoff/Bennet Primary (Watch)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Rumors that incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennet may face a primary challenge from former Speaker of the Colorado House Andrew Romanoff are now...