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  • Illustration on college athletes seeking to unionize by Paul Tong/Tribune Content Agency

    Negotiating pay for athletes would raise costs for their less-buff classmates

    ROZENMAN: Keeping union mitts off college sports


  • Richard L. Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, addresses members during the quadrennial AFL-CIO convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. The AFL-CIO plans to open its membership to more nonunion groups in an effort to restore the influence of organized labor as traditional union rolls continue to decline. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    ROZENMAN: Keeping union mitts off college sports

    Northwestern University football players demand the right to form a union.


  • 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.


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