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  • AFL-CIO seeks political alliance with progressive groups

    AFL-CIO seeks political alliance with progressive groups
    Conservatives have coalesced behind tea party themes of reducing spending and cutting the federal deficit, creating a political powerhouse that has championed those causes on Capitol Hill. Now, the nation's largest affiliation of unions is trying to...
  • Obama cancels California trip to make Syria case

    Obama cancels California trip to make Syria case
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama will not travel to California next week so that he can press his case to members of Congress for a military strike against Syria, the White House announced. Obama was scheduled to address the AFL-CIO’s quadrennial...
  • A Labor Day proposal for labor

     A Labor Day proposal for labor
    Labor Day this year finds American unions plunging into the unknown. Fast-food and retail workers in roughly 60 cities have been demonstrating for a living wage, though how exactly they will win concessions from such mega-corporations as McDonald's...
  • Many highly paid CEOs end up as failures, report says

    Many highly paid CEOs end up as failures, report says
    Nearly 40% of the nation’s best-paid CEOs over the past two decades were either fired, forced to take government bailouts or in charge of companies that paid huge amounts in fraud-related claims. That’s the conclusion of a report Wednesday...
  • Immigration activists depart Dodger Stadium for Bakersfield march

    Immigration activists depart Dodger Stadium for Bakersfield march
    A caravan of protesters departed Los Angeles Wednesday morning, bound for a march in Bakersfield that organizers are billing as one of the largest protests in the nation in support of an immigration overhaul. The march, which is expected to draw...
  • Senate passes its major immigration overhaul

    Senate passes its major immigration overhaul
    WASHINGTON — A landmark bill to overhaul the immigration system passed the Senate on Thursday, winning a large majority as its sponsors had hoped, but showing no signs of gaining ground with the Republican majority in the House. Supporters...
  • Unions protest any sale of Tribune papers to Koch brothers

    California unions are increasing their opposition to any sale of the Los Angeles Times and other Tribune Co. newspapers to the Koch brothers, urging the City Council to oppose such a deal and planning a protest for Tuesday. Charles and David Koch,...
  • Unions protest over potential L.A. Times sale to Koch brothers

    Unions protest over potential L.A. Times sale to Koch brothers
    About 300 labor-union members and other activists staged a demonstration Tuesday to protest the potential sale of the Los Angeles Times to the billionaire politically conservative Koch brothers. Demonstrators marched outside the downtown L.A....
  • White-collar workers are turning to labor unions

    White-collar workers are turning to labor unions
    NEW YORK — The next wave of union protesters isn't blue collar. It's lawyers, paralegals, secretaries, helicopter pilots, judges, insurance agents and podiatrists. These white-collar workers are not exactly the picture of the labor movement, but...
  • Joyce Miller dies at 84; voice for women in labor's top ranks

    Joyce Miller dies at 84; voice for women in labor's top ranks
    Joyce D. Miller, who rose from an assembly line job to the top ranks of American labor as the first woman on the AFL-CIO executive council, died June 30 in Washington. She was 84. The cause was a stroke, said her daughter, Rebecca Miller. Miller was...
  • Hilda Solis may be eyeing run for Board of Supervisors

     
    With Hilda L. Solis stepping down as President Obama's Secretary of Labor, some say her resignation may pave the way for the onetime Los Angeles-area congresswoman to run for the county Board of Supervisors....