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Sam Stein

House GOP Beats Back Effort To Strip Anti-Union Measure From Aviation Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Friday, House Democrats and 16 House Republicans failed to remove a controversial provision from the Federal Aviation Administration...

Sam Stein

White House Threatens To Veto Anti-Union Measure In Aviation Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a big boost to union activists, the White House on Wednesday night threatened to veto a major Federal Aviation Administration reautho...

Sam Stein

House GOP Pushing Anti-Union Measure In Aviation Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

House Republicans are holding a strategy session on Tuesday to chart out a way to pass language inside the Federal Aviation Administration reauthoriza...

Sam Stein

Labor Fighting Quiet Anti-Unionization Measure In Congress While Eyes Remain On Wisconsin

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While labor activists continue to stage a high-stakes campaign against the budget bill from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) that would s...

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Wisconsin Protests Set Up Delicate Dance Between Obama And Labor

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ongoing protests surrounding an anti-union measure in Wisconsin has placed the president and the Democratic Party in a yet another d...

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Gibbs Walks Back Disparaging Union Remark, Labor Remains Displeased

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The labor community remained peeved with the White House on Wednesday even after Press Secretary Robert Gibbs gently retreated from disparaging remark...

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Blanche Lincoln Win Sparks Furious Sniping Between White House, Labor

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The loss of Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in the Arkansas Senate Democratic primary runoff election resulted in a rare outburst of intense, sometimes nasty, gr...

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Labor Steaming Over Scott Brown's Early Seating

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The labor community is fuming over the expedited plan to seat Senator-elect Scott Brown (R-Mass) this Thursday afternoon, arguing that Democratic lead...

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Franken Signs On As EFCA Co-Sponsor

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hours after he was seated, Sen. Al Franken, D-MN, let it be known that he would be sign on as a co-sponsor to the Employee Free Choice Act, the labor-...

Sam Stein

Labor Takes New EFCA Tact: Targets Business On Arbitration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down to see the ad In what is a tactical shift in the debate over the Employee Free Choice Act, the labor community is going after business, c...

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SEIU: Specter Won't Get Our Support Without Some Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Arlen Specter's defection to the Democratic Party was supposed to ease his path towards reelection in 2010. But in a memo to Pennsylvania memb...

Sam Stein

Specter's Defection Likely Doesn't Change EFCA Calculus, Dems Acknowledge

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The first wave of speculation over the implications of Sen. Arlen Specter's defection to the Democratic Party surrounded one of the day's most hotly c...

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Specter 2010: Democrats To Clear Decks For Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sources with knowledge of Sen. Specter's decision to switch political parties say that efforts will be made to ensure that he will not face a primary ...

Sam Stein

McCaskill: I'm Not Sure We Have Votes On Employee Free Choice Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill said Sunday she was unsure whether she and her fellow Democrats had the votes needed to pass the Employee Free Choice Act, durin...

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Gingrich On EFCA: "Mortal Threat To American Freedom"

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

How serious and committed are conservatives to the defeat of the Employee Free Choice Act? This committed: "This bill is a mortal threat to American f...

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Obama's Remarks On Employee Free Choice Act Make Labor "Very Pleased"

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Labor officials are "VERY pleased" with statements made by President Barack Obama on the Employee Free Choice Act during a sit down interview with 15 ...

Sam Stein

Labor To Open Fire Over Solis Confirmation

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The country's largest labor and Hispanic groups are ratcheting up the confirmation fight over Labor Secretary nominee Hilda Solis, preparing a full-ou...

Sam Stein

Middle Class Task Force: Obama, Biden Launch Plans For Working Families

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration announced the creation of a White House Task Force on Middle Class Working Families on Friday during a ceremony demonstrating...

Sam Stein

Obama Team Restates Strong Support For Union Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An aide to Barack Obama reaffirmed the President-elect's support for the labor movement's chief legislative priority in a one-word statement issued to...