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  • In a state where Democrats control the House and the Senate as well as the governor's office, it shows how the pressures of skyrocketing health care costs on state and local budgets are undermining labor's political clout even in traditional union strongholds.

    Unions in Familiar Fight With New Foe

  • Jimmy Hoffa was detested by Robert Kennedy—who investigated him as a Senate counsel in the 1950s and pursued him as U.S. attorney general in the early 1960s—and by labor's traditionalist leadership.

    May Day Reading: Books on Labor

  • Ancel said in her statement: Any examination of labor's past would be incomplete without discussion of violence which for the most part was directed at workers, and analysis of its roots.

    Career-ending videos of professors are unfairly edited, university officials say

  • A separate report from Goldman Sachs said: "The most important contributor to high profit margins over the past few years has been the decline in labor's share of national income."

    Robert Creamer: Attempts to Deny Wisconsin Workers the Right to Choose a Union -- Simply Un-American

  • In California, where some of labor's candidates are in fierce battles with Republican opponents,, dozens of union volunteers gathered in late September at the Alameda Labor Council in Oakland to call other union members who had pledged to volunteer for the election.

    Unions Make Vote Push

  • For everyone who's ever retreated to the pat, easy position that "labor's gone too far," Geoghegan's book is an important, nuanced, gripping and immensely enjoyable rebuttal: proof that in many places, labor didn't go far enough.

    Boing Boing

  • In Geoghegan's view, it's this legislative failure that's put labor into its death-spiral -- and it was labor's failure to stand against legislative reform that paid the way for it.

    Boing Boing

  • That is why Negroes support labor's demands and fight laws which curb labor, he said before the AFL-CIO in 1962.

    Arva Rice: Collective Bargaining Under Fire: When Bad Things Happen to Good People

  • Our needs are identical with labor's needs decent wages, fair working conditions, livable housing, old age security, health and welfare measures, conditions in which families can grow, have education for their children and respect in the community.

    Arva Rice: Collective Bargaining Under Fire: When Bad Things Happen to Good People

  • But labor's frustration with Obama reached new heights this summer as Trumka accused him of working with tea party Republicans on deficit reduction instead of "stepping up to the plate" on jobs.

    Obama, Democrats Losing Labor Union Support


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