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Richard Trumka

A Formula for Reawakening Labor: Capitalism, Communities and Cooperatives

Frank Islam | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business
Frank Islam

Based upon the rhetoric at the quadrennial labor convention held in Los Angeles this week, it appears that the labor movement will be trying new thing...

Congress Shouldn't Leave Immigration Bill Behind This September

Sayu Bhojwani | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Sayu Bhojwani

This month, the prospect of attacks on Syria has once again nudged immigration reform to the back burner in Congress. Is immigration reform doomed to failure once again?

In Los Angeles, Labor Redefines Itself

Michael Winship | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

"It's time to turn America right side up!" AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka exhorted those in attendance at the labor alliance's quadrennial convention in Los Angeles on Monday.

Warren Rails On 'Pro-Corporate' Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

In a speech at an AFL-CIO convention on Sunday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) criticized the Supreme Court for being too right-wing and serving the ...

Warren Rails On 'Pro-Corporate' Supreme Court

Politico | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

LOS ANGELES – Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka denounced the United States Supreme Court on Sunday as a righ...

Dave Jamieson

Organized Labor Looks For Some New Friends | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The past year hasn't been easy for organized labor. Union density dipped to a historic low of just 6.6 percent of the private sector. Mi...

Another State Takes Step Toward Citizens United Vote

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

Add another state to the list of those taking action toward a vote to overturn Citizens United. According to a Wednesday Wisconsin Democracy Campai...

Dave Jamieson

Shake-up At The Nation's Leading Labor Federation | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arlene Holt Baker, the AFL-CIO's executive vice president since 2007, told colleagues in a meeting Wednesday that she would be leaving t...

Inaction on NLRB Confirmations Is Simply Wrong

Richard Trumka | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Anti-worker Republicans are using Richard Griffin and Sharon Block as pawns in their political games, and it's just wrong -- especially when it means a law enforcement agency that protects workers is shutting down.

Dave Jamieson

Major Union To Rejoin Forces With Largest Labor Federation | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After leaving the nation's largest labor federation eight years ago, the United Food and Commercial Workers union is looking to rejoin t...

Are Union Leaders Richard Trumka and Cecil Roberts Murderers?

Laurence Leamer | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

Trumka is an ambitious, smart man and it was unthinkable that he or other UMWA leaders would hire a contract killer as Blankenship suggests may have happened.

"The Things Which Unite Us"

Carl Pope | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Trumka lays down a searing challenge to the right-wing economic royalists who are funding climate change denial: "We must embrace science, and I am here to say that climate change is real and climate change is dangerous."

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Liberals Hammer Obama | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A couple of days to think about President Barack Obama's proposal to cut Social Security hasn't done much to calm liberals furious about...

Dave Jamieson

Labor Unions Take Stock As Numbers Dwindle | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

Just as the percentage of Americans belonging to a union has fallen to a historic low, the leader of the largest labor federation in the country on Th...

We Must Seize Opportunities to Make Immigration Reform a Reality

Janet Murguía | Posted 04.29.2013 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

The AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce came together and produced a set of principles that should guide all discussions on the future flow of workers into this country. The concessions are notable, but the common ground is even more remarkable.

Elise Foley

Labor, Business Lobby Making Headway On Immigration Talks | Elise Foley | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The AFL-CIO labor federation and the Chamber of Commerce announced on Thursday a compromise for dealing with lesser-skilled workers in i...

Dave Jamieson

White House Hits Embarrassing Milestone | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A work safety rule that scientists say would save lives in the construction and mining industries is still caught in red tape at the Whi...

Dave Jamieson

Unions Push For Visa Caps In Immigration Reform | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As unions and the business lobby meet in talks over immigration reform, the head of the AFL-CIO union federation stressed Thursday that ...

Sam Stein

Top Union Urges Lawmakers To Step Back From Fiscal Cliff Deal | Sam Stein | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Shaking up the "fiscal cliff" negotiations as they enter their closing stages, one of the top labor leaders in the country urged Democra...

Dave Jamieson

Labor Leader: 'Weak' Michigan Gov Epitomizes GOP Problems | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A lot of people would think the passage of right-to-work legislation in union-stronghold Michigan signifies broader troubles for an emba...

Dave Jamieson

Unions Leave Sidelines In Gun Control Debate | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, the head of a leading teachers' union called for a renewal of the assault weapons ban and limitations on high-capacity maga...

Sam Stein

Top Labor Leader Not Ready To Blow Up Deal Over Obama's Social Security Concession | Sam Stein | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the most powerful union federation in the country is holding off judgment on President Obama's most recent debt reduction pr...

Dave Jamieson

Fiscal Cliff Protestors To Picket Social Security Offices Nationwide | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive and labor groups plan to picket outside a hundred Social Security offices around the country on Wednesday, telling lawmakers...

Dave Jamieson

Organized Labor Ramps Up 'Fiscal Cliff' Fight | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The AFL-CIO federation of labor unions is ramping up its opposition to any budget deal that includes cuts to Social Security or Medicare...

Dave Jamieson

Union Takes Blame In Twinkies' Demise | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

Until the company announced Friday that it intended to liquidate and lay off most of its nearly 19,000 employees, Hostess Brands, the maker of iconic ...