Richard L. Trumka

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  • EDITORIAL: A new labor coalition

    That was the scent of desperation wafting through the Los Angeles Convention Center last week, taunting the once strong and proud AFL-CIO. The unions' annual meeting usually attracts the movement's militant fringe, the better to present demands for bigger government handouts and to engage in free-market bashing. This time was different. The unions need allies so desperately that it wants to absorb liberal advocacy groups as "union affiliates," to give standing to groups that have no actual union standing.


  • **FILE** AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka

    AFL-CIO's Trumka: Obamacare still needs fixing

    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.


  • Wal-Mart is building a 106,000-square-foot store on Georgia Avenue but is threatening to stop its plans to provide as many as six stores in the city after the D.C. Council passed a bill requiring a minimum wage of $12.50 per hour. The outcome will provide insight into whether mega-retailers can continue their drive into the nation's urban cores. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Wal-Mart wage bill in D.C. heads for mayor's desk

    A "living wage" bill that has sparked a running tiff between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and D.C. lawmakers is expected to reach the desk of Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Friday.


  • **FILE** AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka

    Labor chief Trumka vows stronger ground game for elections

    The nation's largest labor federation says it is ready to unleash a new and improved political program ahead of the November elections, with expanded outreach and more volunteers than past elections.


  • AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka speaks with reporters Aug. 25, 2011, during a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel in D.C. (Michael Bonfigli/Christian Science Monitor)

    Trumka: Labor support for Obama in question

    The AFL-CIO has not decided yet if it will participate in next year's Democratic National Convention, as labor union members ponder whether President Obama has earned their support heading into next year's elections, the organization's head said Thursday.


  • **FILE** AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (Associated Press)

    Union 'mobilization' plans to blast GOP

    Union leaders will unleash a concerted attack against Republican candidates and their "right-wing agenda" beginning this Labor Day weekend as they rally to stem expected Democratic losses in November's midterm elections.


  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi

    Dems vow to revive health-care bill

    Giving up on the health-care overhaul is not an option, the top House Democrat said Wednesday as lawmakers looked to President Obama for guidance in his State of the Union address on how to revive the stalled legislation.


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