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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Union heads must cease Democratic lip service

    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.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    TYRRELL: Richard Trumka's menagerie

    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.

  • Top unions push for Obamacare 'fix'

    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.

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

    AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka admits union in 'crisis'

    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.

  • AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, seen here in August 2010 introducing President Obama for a Washingon speech to the labor federation's executive council, said Tuesday that all 57 affiliates of the AFL-CIO voted to support Mr. Obama's bid to win a second term with money and manpower. (Associated Press)

    Labor set to roll up sleeves and work for Obama re-election

    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.

  • Illustration: Go to jail by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    MIX: State of the union

    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?

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

    Labor chief raps trade pact with Colombia

    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.

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

    Labor chief criticizes Obama

    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.

  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (AP Photo)

    Wis. governor unswayed by budget-stance critics

    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.

  • AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who was at the White House for a meeting with President Obama in October, said the South Korea free-trade deal reached last week does not go far enough to protect American jobs. (Associated Press)

    AFL-CIO takes stand against Obama's S. Korea trade deal

    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.

  • Kansas City Chiefs' Mike Vrabel, now a free agent,  arrives at the federal courthouse  Thursday, April 14, 2011 in Minneapolis. The NFL and its locked-out players have resumed mediation. This is the first meeting between the two sides since March 11, when the old collective bargaining agreement expired, the union dissolved and the lockout began.(AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    AFL-CIO head offers to mediate for NFL, players

    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.

  • NFL says AFL-CIO couldn't be effective mediator

    The NFL has a problem with the head of the AFL-CIO's offer to mediate the league's labor talks.

  • Unions sound alarm on elections

    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.

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