Stories tagged: AFL-CIO
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
AFL-CIO ready to sue if Trump waters down overtime regulations
The AFL-CIO will sue if the Department of Labor tries to water down a boost in overtime eligibility put in place by the Obama administration, the chief of the labor …
Fri., May 11, 2012
Labor Council backs Riccelli without seeking views of other Democrats in House race
Candidates haven’t even officially signed up to run for office, but the contest for a state House seat representing central Spokane is heating up. The race for the seat held …
Wed., Sept. 16, 2009
Obama courts unions on health reform
PITTSBURGH – Shoring up a key part of his political base, President Barack Obama turned to blue-collar crowds Tuesday to rally support for health care overhaul and claim credit for …
Tue., Sept. 8, 2009
AFL-CIO leader is stepping down
He came to power as an insurgent vowing to shake up the stodgy house of labor that was the AFL-CIO. Fourteen years later, John J. Sweeney, who rose to the …
Tue., Feb. 24, 2009, 1:42 p.m.
Court: Idaho can stop union political deductions
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a state law banning local governments from letting workers use payroll deductions to fund their union’s political activities, a decision that could strike at …