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Women losing coverage under Obamacare, too
Topic - American Federation Of Labor - Congress Of Industrial Organizations
Activist groups are throwing their weight behind a Senate bill to increase Idaho's minimum wage after abandoning an effort to gather enough signatures to put a similar measure before voters next November.
When the White House nominated David Weil to be in charge of wage enforcement for the Labor Department, officials stressed his weighty academic credentials as a Boston University professor and Harvard University researcher.
Union backing for Obamacare boosted government, not workers
That was the scent of desperation wafting through the Los Angeles Convention Center last week, taunting the once strong and proud AFL-CIO. The unions' annual meeting usually attracts the movement's militant fringe, the better to present demands for bigger government handouts and to engage in free-market bashing. This time was different. The unions need allies so desperately that it wants to absorb liberal advocacy groups as "union affiliates," to give standing to groups that have no actual union standing.
Avert your gaze. Show some respect for the deeply troubled. Richard Trumka, the portly president of the AFL-CIO, has come forward with a pathetic acknowledgment of organized labor's weakened condition, and I suggest compassion. In fact, his proposal suggests the moribund condition of the American left, and I urge a dignified silence.
The AFL-CIO voted this week to allow transgender and gay organizations the right to organize under the union’s umbrella, amending its guiding documents to embrace those of all genders and expressions.
The AFL-CIO needs to stick with representing workers and stop trying to taken on social causes for the far left, said the union head for the International Association of Fire Fighters.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and its 40,000 members said good-bye to the AFL-CIO, cutting long-time ties in part because of Obamacare.
NLRB fends for Big Labor, not the little guy
The chief of America's top labor group said Thursday that President Obama's health care law is a step in the right direction but it "wasn't thought completely through" and he is speaking to the White House about how to fix it.
As negotiations began Monday in Washington on a proposed blockbuster U.S.-European Union trade pact that would connect the largest economies of the Western world, activists warned against any deal that undermines environmental, labor, food or financial safeguards.
The Senate's immigration bill will raise national security risks and the Obama administration will do little more than "rubber-stamp" illegal immigrants into the program, endangering Americans, says the labor union representing the 12,000 employees who will have to approve the applications.
Immigration rights groups see such good prospects for legalizing illegal immigrants this year that President Obama should go ahead and halt deportations right now, saying it's unfair to kick people out just ahead of possible legalization.
Apparently America's employees were better off in 1968 than they are today. At least, such is the claim of the labor-backed activists and the AFL-CIO's chief economist. By their telling, the minimum wage has lost value -- if it were fairly adjusted since the late 1960s, it would today be set at $10.58.
The AFL-CIO has struck a deal on immigration reform with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that eases the path for temporary workers and pushes for creation of a new federal agency.