Celeste Drake never imagined that she would be a voice for millions of workers, but she would not now trade her position for any other job. Drake, who is the lone trade policy specialist for the AFL-CIO, thrives on the daunting task of steering...
Vicki Needham - 06/24/14 06:00 AM EDT
Mike Lillis and Vicki Needham - 01/07/14 08:00 PM EST
Senate Republicans on Tuesday showed they don’t want to be cast as election-year villains in the partisan fight over unemployment benefits.Six GOP senators voted to advance legislation extending federal unemployment insurance payments without...
Kevin Bogardus - 10/13/11 05:55 PM EDT
"Despite this week’s vote in the Senate, millions of Americans are still out of work, the middle class is still under attack and the corporate-backed politicians don’t have a plan to create jobs,” said Gerry McEntee, AFSCME's president, in a...
Kevin Bogardus - 04/14/11 07:13 PM EDT
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday said his move to end collective bargaining rights for public workers was a modest request to make, given the state's fiscal woes. Walker appeared Thursday on Capitol Hill for the first time since his standoff...
Tim Devaney - 06/10/14 06:00 AM EDT
As the lone Republican on one of the most controversial National Labor Relations Boards (NLRB) in recent history, Brian Hayes has often been the last line of resistance to a board dominated by former labor union executives.Hayes joined the NLRB just...
Kevin Bogardus - 11/12/13 06:00 AM EST
The National Football League’s $765 million settlement with retired players “is not the end of the discussion” over concussion-related brain injuries, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told The Hill in an interview.Trumka, whose federation includes...
Kevin Bogardus - 09/30/11 04:45 PM EDT
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka praised President Obama on Friday for focusing on jobs rather than the national deficit.The complimentary words for Obama are a shift in recent tone from the union chief, who last month blasted the White House for...
Kevin Bogardus - 04/04/11 03:23 PM EDT
Labor, civil rights and environmental groups will advocate for collective bargaining rights Monday on the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Under the banner of “We Are One,” the coalition is seeking to build off the labor...
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