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2014-06-30 16:26:57

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following statement critical of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Weakening the Voice of Caregivers and Home Health Care workers. HARRISBURG, Pa., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today's Supreme Court decision in Harris Vs. Quinn aimed at home care workers is not only bad for unions they're bad for all workers and the middle class. This decision is an attack on workers' freedom to...

2014-06-16 12:22:53

Activities will lead up to the White House Summit WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that it will join other American labor unions to focus on the challenges facing working families, particularly women, through a series of activities leading up to the June 23 White House Summit on Working Families. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO Activists and leaders from the USW Women of Steel and Next Generation programs...

2014-05-01 08:30:59

A Washington Examiner Special Report WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As labor unions face diminishing returns, they desperately seek to hold on to current members, while expanding the definition of "employees." That explains the recent efforts by postal workers to prevent Staples from offering Post Office retail services; it also explains why the National Labor Relations Board supports "organizing" college football players into unions. Washington Examiner presents a...

2010-06-03 07:39:00

Biomedical Services 'Bad Faith' Under Investigation LANSING, Mich., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters Local 580 American Red Cross workers in Lansing joined seven Red Cross unions across the country in a strike to protest unfair labor practices, including benefits changes and "bad faith" bargaining over new employment contracts. Workers in Lansing have been without a collective bargaining agreement for more than a year, despite union representatives meeting with Red Cross...

2009-09-07 08:13:05

Support for the labor movement has fallen to 48 percent from 59 percent since 2008, the lowest support level in 70 years, a Gallup survey indicates. The dip comes despite labor having allies in the White House and Congress and the anti-corporate mood in the country, Forbes reported Monday. However, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka seems ready to concede that labor unions haven't persuaded Congress and the public on issues such as card-check legislation that would end secret ballots...

2008-12-12 14:37:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Change to Win executive director Chris Chafe regarding the Senate Republicans' obstruction of legislation to provide emergency financial support for the auto industry. "The ghost of Herbert Hoover must be whispering in the ears of the Republican minority. The Republican Senate Caucus in an ideological fit threatens our entire economy as well as the hopes of working families with demands to immediately reduce wages and...

2008-10-16 08:25:00

By John Sweeney Wall Street is going through a spectacular failure, and the rest of us are being asked to bail it out. Meanwhile, working people have been struggling for years, long before investment firms started going belly up. Yet, remarkably, the nation's economic meltdown is completely absent in the debate over the Employee Free Choice Act, legislation that would restore working people's single best ticket to the middle class -- the freedom to form a union and bargain for a better...

2005-07-28 09:34:13

By Kyle Peterson CHICAGO (Reuters) - The historic fracture in the AFL-CIO this week may be bitter medicine for a U.S. labor movement that has seen membership sag as it struggles to maintain its relevance in a changing economic landscape. The split by the Teamsters union and the service workers union from the AFL-CIO, the largest U.S. union coalition, on its 50th anniversary could re-energize organizing efforts directed at difficult industry targets, such as health care, discount retailers...


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