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Dave Jamieson

NAACP Chief Blasts Rick Scott, Predicts 'Tidal Wave Of Voter Suppression' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As labor and minority groups gear up for their get-out-the-vote operations for the fall elections, the head of the NAACP blasted Gov. Ri...

Dave Jamieson

Following Recall, Labor Leader Insists Walker Win Not A 'Crystal Ball' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

Taking stock after Gov. Scott Walker's win in Tuesday's recall election, the leader of the largest federation of unions in the U.S. downplayed the imp...

Dave Jamieson

Official Resigns After Investigation Involving Former Romney Adviser | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics

A member of the National Labor Relations Board resigned quietly over the holiday weekend after investigators found that he had leaked sensitive board ...

Dave Jamieson

WATCH: Labor Leader Takes Bat To Nikki Haley Pinata, Stirs Controversy | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

Donna Dewitt, the president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO, has spent two years doing battle with Republican Gov. Nikki Haley. At a picnic this past we...

Dave Jamieson

AFL-CIO Brings Major Labor Official On Board | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The AFL-CIO announced Tuesday that Craig Becker, a former appointee to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), will be returning to t...

Are There Any Responsible Republicans Out There?

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The defeat Tuesday of Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana in the Republican primary -- trounced by a Tea-Partier -- is one more nail in the coffin of the...

Dave Jamieson

Romney Says Obama 'Takes Marching Orders From Union Bosses' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Speaking to a crowd at a campaign stop in Lansing, Mich., on Tuesday, presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney took a swipe at both Presiden...

Labor Super PAC Makes Its First Anti-Romney Ad Buy

Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Workers' Voice, the super PAC of the AFL-CIO, announced on Monday that it was making a "hyper-targeted," half-million-dollar online ad buy aimed at pu...

Democrats Ask Unions For Convention Cash, Get Rebuffed

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

Democrats' self-imposed ban on corporate donations has made it tough to raise cash for the Democratic National Convention, and their hope that unions ...

Dave Jamieson

More Workers Killed On Job In 2010, Labor Group Says | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Thirteen U.S. workers were killed on the job each day and roughly 50,000 died from work-related diseases in 2010, a worrisome increase i...

Transportation and Infrastructure = Immediate Jobs = Deficit Reduction

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

Republicans have doubled down on blocking public investment, calling it "just more government spending" and even "socialism." And, they complain, construction projects help union members.

How to Fund the Massive Infrastructure Investments That We Need Now

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

After decades of neglect, our infrastructure is crumbling as maintenance and replacement schedules get pushed back. Much of our aging infrastructure is beyond its useful life or at full capacity. We need to invest in repairing and renewing our crumbling infrastructure before disaster strikes.

AFL-CIO Rolls Out New Romney Video, 'Meet Mr. 1 Percent'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

Revealing some of its messaging strategies for the election, the AFL-CIO released a video Monday painting GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney as "Mr....

Sam Stein

EXCLUSIVE: Union Group To Relinquish Control Of Its Funds | Sam Stein | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a move described as unprecedented in the history of organized labor, the largest union-affiliated super PAC will relinquish control o...

Top 10 donors make up a third of donations to super PACs

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By John Dunbar and Michael BeckeliWatch NewsContrary to expectations, the much-criticized court decisions that gave us "super PACs" have not led to ...

Obama Campaign Hitting Up Unions For Convention Money: Bloomberg

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

Facing a funding shortfall due to a ban on corporate donations, the Obama campaign is now asking unions to kick in money for the Democratic National C...

Dave Jamieson

GOP Anti-Union Measure Fails In Senate | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a modest victory for labor groups, a rare measure that would have blocked new federal rules considered favorable to unions failed Tue...

CEO Pay Rising Less Quickly Due To Shareholder Discontent: Study

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

* CEO pay rose 14 pct in 2011 vs 23 pct in 2010 * AFL-CIO presidents says Citigroup pay vote "a bell-ringer" * Mutual fu...

Sam Stein

New Union Effort Won't Target Anti-Labor Dems With Its Millions | Sam Stein | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The largest union-affiliated super PAC has raised $5.4 million to date and has $4.1 million in cash on hand. But if Democratic lawmakers...

Democrats Pick Up Key Endorsements In Scott Walker Recall

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

The two frontrunners in the Democratic primary in the recall race to unseat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) rolled out big endorsements on Wednesday. ...

Jason Cherkis

MoveOn, Labor Unions Aim To Teach 100,000 Occupy's Nonviolent Protest Tactics | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Boot camp is about to begin. On Monday and extending throughout this week, a coalition of progressive organizations from across the c...

Zach Carter

Obama Urged To Pressure Colombia On Workers' Rights Following Murders | Zach Carter | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, the leaders of the largest coalition of American labor unions sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to mainta...

Occupy Chicago Ready for a Spring of Discontent

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

A confluence of events will make Chicago the national and perhaps worldwide hub of the Occupy Movement through the spring. Welcome to the Chicago Spring.

Zach Carter

Obama's New JOBS Act Friends Leave Longtime Democratic Ally Furious | Zach Carter | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will sign the JOBS Act into law Thursday, clinching a rare and hard-fought bipartisan victory for his presidency....

Dave Jamieson

GOP's Labor Website Infuriates Unions | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Union activists generally don't consider House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to be an ally in labor struggle...