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Barack Obama Unions

Why Unions Are Different

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

This is a time of hyper-partisan warfare, when selfishness parades itself as a virtue. But amidst all that smoke there are still some of us who can discern the bare outlines of something called "the common good." The common good -- that's our flag. And that's why unions are different.

Dave Jamieson

Obama's Plan For 'Middle-Class Security' Omits Unions | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In recent days many Democrats have received a mailer from the Obama campaign entitled "A Plan for Jobs & Middle-Class Security." Union m...

Teachers And Other Labor Unions Adjust To New Reality Under Obama

AP | By SAM HANANEL | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the early days of the Obama administration, organized labor had grand visions of pushing through a sweeping agenda that would help bo...

Obama Faces Liberal Backlash

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Liberals argue that he caved on the debt ceiling. Unions are upset over his handling of unemployment and labor issues. Hispanics br...

Obama Shies Away From Union Protests

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Union leaders urged Vice President Joe Biden during a White House meeting last month to go to Wisconsin and rally the faithful in t...

Obama Executes Above-The-Fray Strategy On High-Profile Issues

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Call it an above-the-fray strategy. On hot issues that Democrats and Republicans have found cause to fret about – from spend...

Obama Meeting CEOs -- Now How About Workers?

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Meeting with CEOs is always a good idea for presidents, but this nation also needs a National Summit on Poverty, Economic Disparity and Shared Prosperity.

Cesar Chavez, Icon or Not?

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Maurice Jourdane

If Chavez failed to build a long-lasting union, it was not because of administrative ineptness or an effort to preserve dictatorial control.

Unions Hold Firm on Employee Free Choice Act, Buoyed by Tough Ads, White House Support

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

An aggressive new ad campaign launched Sunday against the lies about the Employee Free Choice Act have clearly boosted the union cause.

Obama Endorsed By Government Employees Union

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The American Federation of Government Employees endorsed Barack Obama Friday, giving the Illinois senator fresh momentum toward cap...

Top Labor Figure: Hillary Should Consider Withdrawing

USA Today | Mark Memmott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Change To Win federation, seven unions representing 40 million workers, today endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president. "We want a president w...

Change To Win Endorses Obama

Washington Post's The Fix | Chris Cillizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Change To Win has officially decided to throw its endorsement behind Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), according to Anna Burger, the chair of the group. "C...

Union That Endorsed Edwards Switches To Obama

NY Times' The Caucus | Steven Greenhouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Transport Workers Union, which represents 140,000 active workers, is expected to announce Friday that it will become the first union that had back...

Max Follmer

Obama Wins Key Support Of Nevada's Largest Union | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fresh from a second-place showing in the New Hampshire primary, Barack Obama won a key endorsement in Nevada Wednesday from the state's influential Cu...

Obama Only Top Dem Without National Union Endorsement

Associated Press | Jesse Holland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's appeal among Democrats is undeniable. He's near the top of every poll and he packs rooms wherever he goes. But a vital piece of the Dem...