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  • proper noun Australia, informal The Australian Labor Party.


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  • In a further reflection of the outreach to union groups, Mr. Obama will address the executive council of the AFL-CIO labor organization Wednesday and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis will speak to it Thursday.

    Obama Courts Labor Support for Trade Deal 2010

  • "Over the course of labor history, it's always been about trying to find whatever leverage there may be and organizing people," says Michael Honey, a University of Washington Tacoma professor and president of the Labor and Working-Class History Association.

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  • I think it would be great to have someone from a pro-labor background to be Sec. of Labor -- you know, someone who actually believes in workers 'rights and enforcing our labor laws, and not someone who does nothing but help big business circumvent the laws or refuse to enforce them.

    Bonior Building Behind-The-Scenes Momentum For Openly Gay Union Activist as Labor Secretary 2009

  • But while such right-wing spin is just part of a stalling tactic that will ultimately backfire, it's another sign of the importance of the grass-roots lobbying and activism needed to ensure that the President's labor agenda -- and his Secretary of Labor -- gets a fair chance in Congress.

    Art Levine: GOP Blocks Obama's Labor Nominee, Pushes Big Lie on "Card Check" 2009

  • McGovern did this by lumping "big labor" together with "big business" as examples of "excessive power" and refusing to draw realistic distinctions between them, and by doing a Sister Souljah play to Labor on the Right to Work issue.

    Obama Directly Attacks Bill's Presidency, Blames It For Massive Dem Losses 2009

  • Who do you believe is demonstrating the greatest skills gap, American labor or the Labor secretary?

    CNN Transcript Jan 25, 2006 2006

  • As part of Wal-Mart admitting to child-labor violations in three states the Labor department agreed to warn Wal-Mart 15 days before starting new investigations in labor abuse. ... promises to give Wal-Mart 15 days' notice before the Labor Department investigates any other "wage and hour" accusations, like failure to pay minimum wage or overtime.

    Archive 2005-02-01 2005

  • We've created a commission on the future of labor and management relations, with leaders from labor, business and the academy, chaired by former Labor Secretary John Dunlap.

    Presidents Speech To The Afl Cio ITY National Archives 1993

  • Karl Kautsky, the Austrian representative of labor, takes the attitude that, "The less Labor as a whole has to do with Church questions and the less it is interested in the churches, the more successful will be its strife for emancipation."

    The Necessity of Atheism David Marshall Brooks

  • The effect of naming, the effect, that is, of saying that the labor groups C and M, but not X, are underpaid, instead of saying that Labor is Exploited, is incisive.

    Public Opinion Walter Lippmann 1931


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