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The AFL-CIO hopes to boost its clout by launching a new political action committee that can raise unlimited amounts of money, part of the labor federation's goal of building a year-round political organizing structure.
Some stories have "legs." They don't disappear after a day or so but stay in the news, especially if they help move a liberal agenda. Think of global-warming findings or New York's assault on marriage.
A rift between the Obama White House and one of its key political constituencies widened Thursday as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka stepped up his criticism of the administration's proposed free-trade deal with Colombia.
The nation's top labor leader on Friday said President Obama has allowed talk of attacking federal deficits to overrun his message on jobs and economic growth, while hitting Fox News for being anti-union.
"Raise our taxes!" Can you imagine chanting such a slogan at a public rally? Neither could most Americans.
A move by some House Republicans to alter the way rail and airline workers organize could threaten a comprehensive aviation safety bill, continuing the GOP's push back at collective bargaining rights.
Given all the recent discussion about collective bargaining, it's surprising how misunderstood it is. The most pernicious myth - which serves as the foundation of many others - is that public employees have a "right" to collectively bargain over wages, benefits and working conditions.
@-Text.rag.dropcap:Last week, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, again came out against the pending trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, claiming they would cost U.S. jobs. Yet every respectable economist, from Adam Smith way back in 1776 until the present, has argued the virtues of free trade. Those in the Obama administration continue to waffle on these agreements by catering to the ignorance or deliberate know-nothing stance of their labor and other left-wing supporters. Many of the anti-free-trade types also argue for sourcing things locally. Does any of this make sense?
Potential presidential candidate Newt Gingrich quietly lined up $150,000 to help defeat Iowa justices who threw out a ban on same-sex marriage, routing the money to conservative groups through an aide's political committee.