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The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and its 40,000 members said good-bye to the AFL-CIO, cutting long-time ties in part because of Obamacare.
NLRB fends for Big Labor, not the little guy
The chief of America's top labor group said Thursday that President Obama's health care law is a step in the right direction but it "wasn't thought completely through" and he is speaking to the White House about how to fix it.
As negotiations began Monday in Washington on a proposed blockbuster U.S.-European Union trade pact that would connect the largest economies of the Western world, activists warned against any deal that undermines environmental, labor, food or financial safeguards.
The Senate's immigration bill will raise national security risks and the Obama administration will do little more than "rubber-stamp" illegal immigrants into the program, endangering Americans, says the labor union representing the 12,000 employees who will have to approve the applications.
Immigration rights groups see such good prospects for legalizing illegal immigrants this year that President Obama should go ahead and halt deportations right now, saying it's unfair to kick people out just ahead of possible legalization.
Apparently America's employees were better off in 1968 than they are today. At least, such is the claim of the labor-backed activists and the AFL-CIO's chief economist. By their telling, the minimum wage has lost value -- if it were fairly adjusted since the late 1960s, it would today be set at $10.58.
The AFL-CIO has struck a deal on immigration reform with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that eases the path for temporary workers and pushes for creation of a new federal agency.
The Laborers' International Union has in its legislative affairs office a lobbyist who pleaded guilty in a fraud case despite a federal law banning convicts from overseeing unions' finances.