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Obama Vetoes Republican Attempt To Block New Union Rules

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

By Daniel Wiessner March 31 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure by Republicans in Congress that would have blocked ...

Conservative Wing Of Supreme Court Could Deal Blow To Obama

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

(Repeats Jan. 12 item for additional readers with no changes to headline or text) By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (...

Daily Caller Writer: Progressives 'Don't Care' About Immigrant Workers

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.01.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Daily Caller writer Neil Munro told HuffPost Live Wednesday that progressives "don't care" about immigrant workers, a point adamantly refuted by Salon...

Obama Honors Farmworkers Just Months After Administration Jettisoned Key Farmworker Safety Rule

Rena Steinzor | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Rena Steinzor

President Obama honored farmworkers on Monday. But when the administration had the chance to actually take action to make agricultural work for young people safer, it caved to political pressure.

Arthur Delaney

Bridge To Work: Obama's Plan For Long-Term Unemployed | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama announced Thursday evening a plan to put the long-term jobless back to work by encouraging states to adopt "Bridge to Wo...

Friends Without Benefits: Obama's Betrayal of Labor

David Macaray | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
David Macaray

It's now a bit embarrassing to admit, but organized labor actually had high hopes for Barack Obama. But unfortunately, the man who said, "Politics didn't lead me to working folks; working folks led me to politics," hasn't done much to help working folks.

Sam Stein

Labor's Discontent With Obama Surfaces Yet Again | Sam Stein | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debt ceiling bill set to be voted upon Monday evening has left labor advocates in yet another precarious -- and deeply frustrated --...

Ryan Grim

NLRB: White House Muzzled Us In Budget Debate | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When House Republicans targeted the budget of the National Labor Relations Board last month, the agency shot back, warning that such cut...

Sam Stein

Wisconsin Protests Set Up Delicate Dance Between Obama And Labor | 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...

Sam Stein

Obama To Meet With Union Leaders To Discuss Cadillac Tax | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama is planning to meet with union leaders in the next few days in order to address their opposition to a proposed tax on high-cost...

Sam Stein

Labor Ad Calls On Obama To Aid Health Care Workers With Whom He Campaigned | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The labor community is ramping up the pressure on Barack Obama to intervene in what could be drastic and costly wage cuts for health care employees in...

Sam Stein

SEIU's Stern: Solis' Absence Hurt Workers On Stimulus | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the nation's most prominent union leaders says that working Americans were deprived a voice during the debate over the stimulus package and hou...

Sam Stein

Solis To Be Confirmed By Up-Or-Down Vote Tuesday Night | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The long and dramatic confirmation of Hilda Solis to serve as Labor Secretary is coming to an end tonight, it seems. Republicans in the Senate just ...

Sam Stein

Hilda Solis Confirmed As Labor Secretary By Senate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the final members of President Obama's Cabinet, his nominee for Labor Secretary, was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday by a vote of 80 to 17. ...

Sam Stein

Unions Plan EFCA Push As Solis Nears Confirmation | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, is set to be confirmed by the Senate a week from Tuesday. In the meantime, some...

Sam Stein

Judd Gregg: Obama Takes Page From The Godfather | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The appointment of Judd Gregg as the Secretary of Commerce has prompted a fair amount of head-scratching among Democrats. The New Hampshire Republica...

Sam Stein

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

Concern In Labor Community That Obama Won't Act On EFCA Soon | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is a bubbling concern among officials in the labor community that Barack Obama will not act on their most cherished legislative item within the ...

Sam Stein

SEIU: We Trust Obama To Spend Bailout Money Wisely | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The head of the powerful Service Employees International Union said on Thursday that he trusts Barack Obama will use the bailout money transparently a...

Obama Bringing Big Labor Together After Years Of Division

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The presidents of 12 of the nation's largest labor unions called Wednesday for reuniting the American labor movement, which split apart three and a ha...

Sam Stein

AFL-CIO Advances Employee Free Choice Battle With New Poll | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The AFL-CIO, one of the country's most powerful unions, has commissioned a new poll on the Employee Free Choice Act showing that their messaging on th...

Unions Look For New Life Under Obama

New York Times | Steven Greenhouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Unions are looking to Barack Obama and rising economic anxiety to reverse organized labor's long slide. Through three decades of decline, union leade...

Sam Stein

The Indefinable Barack Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's appointment of Rep. Hilda Solis as Secretary of Labor put an end to the preliminary process of crafting his economic team. It has been,...

Sam Stein

Rosa DeLauro Unlikely To Be Labor Secretary | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Several sources have chimed in to say that DeLauro is not likely to get the nod for Labor Secretary. No explanations were offered, but the sou...

Sam Stein

Obama Team Restates Strong Support For Union Bill | 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...