Tag Archives: AFL-CIO

Trump Attacks Top Labor Leader On Labor Day

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump is starting his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader.  Trump tweeted Monday that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka “represented his union poorly on television this weekend.” He added, “It is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!” Trumka appeared on “Fox News Sunday,” where he said efforts to ...

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MISSOURI: Voters Reject Anti-Unions Measure 2-1

The New York Times reports: After a succession of political setbacks in onetime strongholds and a landmark defeat in the Supreme Court, organized labor has notched a hard-won victory as Missouri voters overrode a legislative move to curb union power. A measure on the ballot on Tuesday asked voters to pass judgment on a prospective law barring private-sector unions from ...

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AFL-CIO Adds Trans Protections

The nation’s largest labor union yesterday added transgender employment protections to its constitution. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: The decision to ban transgender discrimination at its 2013 convention followed the decision of several unions within the federation already to have made the addition of similar nondiscrimination policies into their own policies. The federation is made up of 57 national and ...

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AFL-CIO President: It Gets Better

(Tipped by JMG reader Adam)

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NY Unions Back Marriage Equality

A coalition of New York’s largest labor unions including the AFL-CIO are working with the Empire State Pride Agenda to sway state Senators into the light on marriage equality. Community organizers from the powerful health care union 1199 SEIU and its sister union, building service union SEIU 32BJ, have worked for the past few weeks with the Empire State Pride ...

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