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Insourcing: American Lose Jobs to H-1B Visa Workers

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

If a company is done with an employee, guest workers often find themselves stranded in the U.S. without a job. After five years as an H-1B, employers are required to start paying social security, so the worker becomes less attractive. When the job is over, so is the visa, making them into illegals. Their staffing company may h

When Unions Are Strong, Families Are Strong

Randi Weingarten | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

Republicans have staked out endless signature issues: shutting down the government, vilifying immigrants, denouncing rights like paid sick leave and equal pay because they are "women's issues," privatizing education, and--wait for it--obliterating the rights of working people to negotiate together for better wages and benefits that can sustain their families.

5 Women Labor Leaders Speak Their Minds on the Future of Labor

Leslie Tolf | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business
Leslie Tolf

"A woman's rights affect everyone's rights. This is happening in sectors where people think it's not -- like manufacturing, where women might get only $11-12 an hour. Collaboration is important, and women need to come together. We also need men supporting this."

Hillary: Time to Step Up on the Trade Deal

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

It's time for Hillary Clinton to take a position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and the fast track authority designed to ramrod it through the Congress. Hillary has been non-committal to date, with many assuming she will eventually support the president whom she served as Secretary of State. But now the pressure to take a stand is growing.

Renewing America's Labor Movement

Randi Weingarten | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

People are searching for a way to transform an economic system that benefits the few over the many. They are searching for fairness, opportunity, justice and real change. I believe that search can and should lead to the labor movement.

Healing Our Healthcare System

Randi Weingarten | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

I have yet to see a perfect piece of legislation, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), often referred to as Obamacare, has real flaws. But even at this early stage, its accomplishments are important.

Immigration Reform Must Uncover Recruitment Schemes of Temporary Workers

Gregory Cendana | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Gregory Cendana

The national debate around immigration policy reform has largely ignored a disturbing trend in businesses: the modern-day indentured servitude of temporary workers.

Dave Jamieson

Labor Chief: 'We Are The Ones Who Built America' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Speaking at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka delivered a brief but fiery speech...

Collective Bargaining Battle Heating Up In Ohio | Chris Mazzolini | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

In March, Ohio GOP legislators passed Senate Bill 5, which drastically reduced the bargaining power of public employees' unions. Unionists and their D...

Sam Stein

Elizabeth Warren Gains Labor Support For Prospective Senate Candidacy | Sam Stein | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Massachusetts labor community appears to be coalescing around Elizabeth Warren's prospective Senate candidacy, with a regional arm o...

Can The DNC and Our President Break Their Establishment Ties?

Pearl Korn | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

For the DNC to become relevant again, it needs to truly embrace that spirit of "change" from 2008 and support some real Progressives for Congress in 2012.

Amanda Terkel

LISTEN: Biden Fires Up Union Activists: Organized Labor Keeps 'Barbarians From The Gate' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Biden gave the Obama administration's most forceful statement of solidarity with organized labor in its current battles a...

IGNORE The Wisconsin Protests and Instead LOOK OVER THERE! (video)

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


Sam Stein

Unions, Progressives Blast Administration For Pay Freeze Proposal | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's decision to support a two-year pay freeze on federal employees is sparking yet another wave of angst and eyeb...

Sam Stein

AFL-CIO Debated Over How Hard To Attack Republicans | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A massive mail campaign launched by the AFL-CIO this week was the subject of some debate within the ranks over how effective it would be for the union...

Sam Stein

AFL-CIO Sends Out Two Million Mailers; Blast Palin, Angle And Paul | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The AFL-CIO is once again playing the role of campaign aggressor in the lead-up to the 2010 midterm elections, sending out more than two million maile...

Obama-AFL-CIO Lovefest: Once Again, Labor Hopes President Will Prove Loyalty

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Despite their frustrations with the Obama administration and Democrats, union leaders desperately want to believe the president is on their side after all the resources they invested in his presidency.

Sam Stein

$200 Million GOP Campaign Avalanche Planned, Democrats Stunned | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the past few weeks, top Democratic Party strategists have been passed a chart by a concerned, well-respected operative underscoring the daunting ...

Say It Ain't So, Joe: Joe Biden Talks to Labor About Jobs

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

In a speech to America's labor leaders, Joe Biden said that even if all goes well, the mass unemployment we now suffer -- with some 25 million unemployed or underemployed -- isn't going to get better soon.

In Working-Class Pennsylvania, Union Reps and Football Stars Make Strong Case for Obama -- and Against McCain

Carl Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carl Davidson

Organized labor has set its sights on winning Western Pennsylvania for Barack Obama. AFL-CIO chief John Sweeny came to the IBEW Local 712 Hall in Va...

Hillary Clinton Rallies Senior Citizens And Union Members For Obama In Pittsburgh

Barbara White Stack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara White Stack

Pittsburgh, PA--At an event billed "Hot Dogs with Hillary," it was inevitable that an animal reference would pop up, after all, this campaign has been...

McCain's Social Security Plan Would Cut Benefits To People Who Already Paid For Them

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Herrington

The conventional wisdom is that higher taxes hurt the economy. There is no actual evidence of that. In fact if you plot tax rates against GDP, there is no observable correlation.

Friday Talking Points [44] -- McCain House Party!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain said something ridiculous to a reporter yesterday. I hasten to point out that the previous sentence should have been a major media headlin...