By Sean Lengell | 11/08/13 05:23 AM
The Supreme Court is set to take up a major union-rights case this month that is poised to have broad ramifications on how unions organize as well as a 78-year-old federal labor law.
By Sean Higgins | 11/07/13 03:52 PM
New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio denies claims that he is vetting American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten as the next NYC schools chancellor. "I have never had that conversation with anyone," he told reporters Tuesday. "I don't know where you're getting that from."...
By Susan Crabtree | 11/06/13 06:11 PM
The Obama administration has found a way to give unions relief from an Obamacare tax nearly three weeks after Republicans rejected a Democratic push to include the labor carve-out in the latest budget deal. The Department of Health and Human Services quietly released a final rule last week...
11/06/13 02:51 PM
Labor unions are spending more than $1 million on new television ads criticizing House Republicans for refusing to back comprehensive immigration reform. The ads will air in Spanish in target districts with large Latino populations in California, Colorado, Georgia and Florida. They will also...
11/06/13 11:41 AM
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey's minimum wage will rise by $1 to $8.25 an hour in January, and minimum wage workers will get an automatic annual cost-of-living increase after voters approved a constitutional amendment. The amendment makes New Jersey, one of the nation's highest-income and most...
11/06/13 11:40 AM
A plan to reshape the way in which the U.S. delivers half of the world’s food aid was dealt a decisive blow by a small but determined group of maritime unions.
By Sean Higgins | 11/06/13 11:15 AM
Will the Transportation Security Administration officers patting you down at the airport before you board a plane be armed as well? Their union is pushing for that now.
11/06/13 11:02 AM
(www.politico.com) The AFL-CIO is poised to launch a high-dollar television campaign assailing House Republicans for their inaction on immigration reform, in an attempt to ensure that the congressional GOP pays a price if it continues to stall on an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system,...
By Mike Baker | 11/06/13 10:36 AM
SEATTLE — A national push to create a $15 minimum wage found a new source of momentum Tuesday as an initiative on the issue built an early lead in the airport city of SeaTac. An early vote count showed the measure carrying 54 percent of the vote. Because Washington state votes entirely by...
By Bruce Schreiner | 11/06/13 10:08 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes pocketed an endorsement from the Kentucky AFL-CIO on Tuesday, while the longtime Republican senator she wants to unseat was promoting a national right-to-work proposal seen by union leaders back in Kentucky as an effort to undermine organized...
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