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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 To Meet With Labor, Business Leaders

AP | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is inviting leaders from the labor and business communities to the White House this w...

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.

Obama Official Promises Push For New Pro-Union Rules

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the National Labor Relations Board hopes to have another round of regulations in place by the end of the year that ...

Arthur Delaney

Bridge To Work: Obama's Plan For Long-Term Unemployed

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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...

Obama Recruiting Activists, Labor For Push On Immigration Reform

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is enlisting activists and labor leaders in a push for comprehensive immigration legislation that will showc...

Sam Stein

Obama To Meet With Union Leaders To Discuss Cadillac Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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...

Obama Hosts Labor Leaders; Will Undo Bush Orders

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed a series of executive orders Friday that he said should "level the playing field" for labor unions in...

Sam Stein

Concern In Labor Community That Obama Won't Act On EFCA Soon

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...