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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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...

Labor Chiefs Privately Plan Campaign To Pressure Obama

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a private meeting tomorrow in Washington, D.C., the most powerful and prominent leaders of the labor movement are planning to finalize the details ...

Sam Stein

AFL-CIO Launches Late Blitz For Obama, Releases Favorable Poll Numbers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The AFL-CIO and its community affiliate Working America are launching a massive, late stage get-out-the-vote effort to ensure that as many union voter...

Biden: McCain Helped Cripple Labor Movement

AP | BOB LEWIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CASTLEWOOD, Va. — Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden said Saturday that Republican John McCain has helped President Bush destroy r...

Max Follmer

Obama Wins Key Support Of Nevada's Largest Union

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 Camp Calls Unions "Special Interests"

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama has always excited big Labor and other Democratic constituencies, even if they weren't necessarily ready to endorse him for the presidenc...