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By Isaac Orr
New carbon-dioxide rules would put America in the dark
Topic - Richard Trumka
ROZENMAN: Keeping union mitts off college sports
Northwestern University football players demand the right to form a union.
Thanks to R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. for his enlightening commentary on Richard Trumka ("Richard Trumka's menagerie," Sept. 20). Mr. Trumka's effort to bring more political groups into the AFL-CIO in lieu of fixing the negatives that have hurt the union's image and workers is proof that the many top union leaders are more interested in their power than their worker members.
Avert your gaze. Show some respect for the deeply troubled. Richard Trumka, the portly president of the AFL-CIO, has come forward with a pathetic acknowledgment of organized labor's weakened condition, and I suggest compassion. In fact, his proposal suggests the moribund condition of the American left, and I urge a dignified silence.
The nation's top labor organization passed a resolution on Wednesday backing President Obama's new health care law but demanding changes in how it treats union members' multi-employer health insurance plans.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters it's time for the union to "be honest with ourselves" and admit immediate change is needed to remain solvent and relevant.
The AFL-CIO formally endorsed President Obama's re-election bid Tuesday, with the nation's biggest labor organization vowing to mount a vast door-to-door effort for Democratic candidates in response to the flood of outside political money that conservative groups are pouring into the campaign.
In the wake of a Verizon strike that saw clashes between union protesters and company employees, it's worth asking a simple question: Why do union toughs have a federal "Get Out of Jail Free" card?
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.
Gov. Scott Walker refused to back down Sunday in his budget showdown with Wisconsin's public-employee unions, saying the state is poised at a historic crossroads.
The nation's largest labor federation said Thursday that it will oppose the free-trade deal between the Obama administration and South Korea, a stance that could complicate efforts to get the support of organized labor's Democratic backers in Congress.
The president of the AFL-CIO is offering to mediate the NFL's labor negotiations. The league has a very basic problem with that: The head of the NFL Players Association sits on the executive council of the AFL-CIO, a labor union federation.
The NFL has a problem with the head of the AFL-CIO's offer to mediate the league's labor talks.
The head of the nation's largest labor federation on Tuesday urged union leaders to step up support for Democrats in the November elections, despite some frustration with the pace of gains on labor's agenda.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said he wants unions to recapture the sense of enthusiasm that helped propel President Obama into office two years ago.
"We have to remind them we have to save our anger for the corporate lapdogs who made this mess and the Republicans in the Senate who are determined to keep us in it," Mr. Trumka said.