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Trumka: Ohio victory a ‘landmark for the 99 percent’

Labor unions and public workers claimed an important victory Tuesday after over 63 percent of voters in Ohio rejected Gov. John Kasich’s (R) plan to strip public workers of collective bargaining rights. “Last night, the people Ohio, from teachers and firefighters to the building trades and public sector workers to…

AFL-CIO President Trumka announces support for ‘Occupy Wall Street’

The head of the largest federation of unions in the United States released a video on Wednesday in which he announced his support for the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. “Occupy Wall Street has captured the imagination and passion of millions of Americans who have lost hope that our nation’s policymakers…

AFL-CIO president: GOP ‘started the war on working Americans’

Rallying attendees on the second afternoon of the Take Back The American Dream summit, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said of Republicans, “If they want to have a debate on class warfare, we’ll have that debate,” because “It wasn’t our class that started the war on working Americans.” Trumka used his…

AFL-CIO’s Trumka hopes for ‘very bold’ jobs proposal from Obama

In an interview to be aired Friday evening on Bloomberg Television, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka tells interviewer AL Hunt that he is hoping President Obama will propose a jobs creation program amounting to $400 billion a year over the next ten years in order to get the country moving again.…

AFL-CIO president: Obama is aligned with tea party, not fixing jobs

Richard Trumka, president of union giant AFL-CIO, delivered a scathing review of President Barack Obama at a press breakfast Thursday morning. He accused him of abandoning Democratic ideals and aligning himself with the conservative tea party. “This is a moment that working people and quite frankly history will judge President…

Unions attack New Mexico governor for firing labor board

SANTA FE (Reuters) – New Mexico’s governor broke the law by firing all members of the state’s Labor Relations Board and unions seek to reverse the move by an appeal to the state Supreme Court, a union leader said on Thursday. New Mexico AFL-CIO president Christine Trujillo said she was…

Thousands flock to Washington, DC in support of Obama’s agenda

Organizers claim more participants than at Glenn Beck’s rally, but AP disagrees Tapping into anger as the tea party movement has done, a coalition of progressive and civil rights groups marched Saturday on the Lincoln Memorial and pledged to support Democrats struggling to keep power on Capitol Hill. “We are…

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