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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 ...

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...

Unions in the News

Frances Causey | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Frances Causey

We cannot afford to allow our unions to be dismantled. Unions, after all, are the manifestation of the idea that we are more powerful and able to fight for our rights together.

Why Unions Could Cost Obama The Campaign

The Root | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

While a teachers union in Chicago has dominated headlines nationwide because of a strike affecting 400,000 students, the union influence in another st...

Pro-Obama Group Experiments With New 2012 Strategy

Real Clear Politics | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

The AFL-CIO, which is trying to build a consistent, national coalition of voters primed to back candidates who support workers' values and interests, ...

Democrats Ask Unions For Convention Cash, Get Rebuffed

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

Democrats' self-imposed ban on corporate donations has made it tough to raise cash for the Democratic National Convention, and their hope that unions ...

Sam Stein

Obama Picks Up Major Union Endorsement | Sam Stein | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees formally endorsed President Barack Obama's reelection on Tuesday, begin...

Sam Stein

Jay Carney On GE's Zero Income Tax Payments: One Might Say 'What The Heck' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney acknowledged once more on Thursday that average Americans would be confused, if not appalled, by ...

Sam Stein

Immelt Appointment Has Labor Worried, But Mostly Quiet | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Friday's announcement that General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt will serve as chair of the President's Council on Jobs and C...

Sam Stein

Obama To AFL-CIO: I Know You're Frustrated But Hang With Me | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping to mend strained relations with the labor community, President Obama spoke to the AFL-CIO Executive Council on Wednesday, urging attendees to r...

President Obama Wants You to Join the Union

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

On Friday, President Obama, a onetime organizer, had more words to say about unions, and they were the kind of explicit endorsement that we literally haven't heard from a president since FDR's day.

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...

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...

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...

Obama, McCain And The Rights Of The American Worker

Natasha Vargas-Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Vargas-Cooper

And where does the Senior Senator from Arizona stand on the issue of worker's rights? Simple, he's a scab. He's anti-union and anti-worker and uses anachronistic images of big bad union bosses to slam reform legislation.

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...