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AFL-CIO president considers radical step to expand membership

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The president of the AFL-CIO said the organization, traditionally made up of unionized workers, needs to open its doors to accept non-union members.
Report: An average 13 U.S. workers die on the job every day

Report: An average 13 U.S. workers die on the job every day

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- An average of 13 U.S. workers die on the job every day while an additional estimated 137 die each day from occupational diseases, AFL-CIO officials say.
The Issue: Plenty to love, loathe in Obama's 2014 budget

The Issue: Plenty to love, loathe in Obama's 2014 budget

Congressional Republicans and Democrats began voicing their displeasure over U.S. President Obama's 2014 budget plan, either saying it didn't go far enough to cut spending, or it raised taxes or it intruded too much on entitlements or left seniors in a lurch.
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Obama meetings focus on immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama's meetings with two groups Tuesday were to focus on getting a bipartisan immigration reform bill passed this year, the White House said.

Immigration supporters praise Obama speech

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Supporters of immigration reform praised President Obama's speech Tuesday calling for Congress to act on a "badly broken" system.
Hostess files to liquidate company

Hostess files to liquidate company

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. bakery Hostess Brands, makers of Twinkies and Devil Dogs, has filed for permission to liquidate, saying it cannot weather a strike by its bakers.
Obama, labor parley on tax hikes for rich

Obama, labor parley on tax hikes for rich

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Labor and progressive leaders met with U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday to discuss his push for higher taxes on upper-income earners.

AFL-CIO boycotts American Crystal Sugar

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The AFL-CIO Monday called for a boycott of all American Crystal Sugar products to protest its lockout of more than 1,300 workers for 14 months.

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Restrictions hamper DNC fundraising

Restrictions hamper DNC fundraising

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Fundraising efforts for the Democratic National Convention are hampered in part by President Obama's decision to limit direct corporate donations, leaders say.
Trumka stumps against Ohio bargaining bill

Trumka stumps against Ohio bargaining bill

CLEVELAND, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was in Cleveland Monday, rallying opponents to the state's new collective bargaining law to vote to repeal it.

AFL-CIO says Dems' debt plan hurts jobs

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A proposal by Democratic members of the bipartisan, bicameral supercommittee could undercut President Obama's jobs drive, the AFL-CIO chief said Monday.
Solis: Obama focused on jobs

Solis: Obama focused on jobs

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The administration is focused on job creation, U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said, rejecting union criticism of President Obama's efforts to grow jobs.
AFL-CIO: Less focus on Dems, more on jobs

AFL-CIO: Less focus on Dems, more on jobs

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The president of the AFL-CIO said Thursday its members unions would reduce involvement with the Democratic Party and spend more money to help "working people."
Unions: Trade deals can threaten jobs

Unions: Trade deals can threaten jobs

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Organized labor Tuesday said it was behind President Barack Obama's proposals on U.S. economic competitiveness, but only if they benefit working Americans.
Obama, labor in fence-mending session

Obama, labor in fence-mending session

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama, meeting Friday with leaders of the biggest U.S. unions, told them he still wants to be their partner as he negotiates with Republicans.

Union leaders want Obama focused on jobs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The head of the AFL-CIO says he hopes President Obama ramps up his focus on the U.S. employment picture when he speaks in Milwaukee on Labor Day.
Trumka goes after Palin in Anchorage

Trumka goes after Palin in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin responded angrily on her Facebook page Friday to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's attack on her at a union convention.
Dems plan to party on behalf of president

Dems plan to party on behalf of president

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama turned 49 Wednesday without his family around to help him celebrate, an aide said.
AFL-CIO president rips into Republicans

AFL-CIO president rips into Republicans

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka lambasted Washington Republicans on the eve of the July Fourth weekend Friday for "no" votes on job and benefit bills.

Union chief leads protest against bankers

CHICAGO, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka rallied thousands of people in downtown Chicago Tuesday to protest U.S. banks' practices and urge tougher regulations.

AFL-CIO's Trumka won't yield on healthcare

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Richard Trumka, who cut his teeth in the rough-and-tumble mineworkers union, vows to stand firm on healthcare reform when he assumes the AFL-CIO presidency.

Trumka said ready for labor's challenges

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Richard Trumka, who takes over as AFL-CIO president next month, says he's ready for the challenges confronting the flagging organized labor movement.
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