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Some labor unions split with Biden on ‘Medicare for All’

Some union leaders say that the benefits from Medicare for All would exceed what they can provide, breaking away from Democratic candidates like Joe Biden. | Ethan Miller/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Joe [...]

Trump’s acting Labor secretary pick feared by unions

President Donald Trump speaks with Labor Secretary Alex Acosta (left) at the White House on Friday. Patrick Pizzella, who has served as deputy secretary of Labor since April 2018, will take over following Acosta’s resignation. | Andrew [...]

Mexico’s Workers Can Finally Choose Unions. Old Unions Are Pushing Back.

GUADALUPE, Mexico — As an election to choose a union at a Mexican tire plant began one recent drizzly morning, a labor leader urged supporters to come out and vote: “You can relax,” he said over social media. “Your vote is free [...]

Unions crank it up for Biden launch

Former Vice President Joe Biden has put in his time in front of labor groups in the run-up to announcing his presidential candidacy. | Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images 2020 elections Amid concerns about fundraising and a late start, [...]

Unions pushing for pocketbook proposals from 2020 Democrats

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Ardently liberal, pro-labor and anti-corporate cash, the field of Democrats running for president may look like a union activist’s dream. But some key labor leaders are starting to worry about the topics dominating [...]

Algerian opposition parties, unions back street protests

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) – More than a dozen political parties and unions have thrown their support behind widening street protests against Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and denounced the government’s “stubborn” hold on power. More [...]

Mitch McConnell gloats after Supreme Court undercuts public sector unions in final decision

When the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, decided to uphold President Donald Trump’s revised ban on travelers from several majority Muslim nations on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s team tweeted an image [...]
Supreme Court could cripple public unions in run-up to 2018 midterms
The Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a case that could shrink government unions and their campaign war chests by as much as two thirds, with potentially devastating consequences for the Democratic Party in a competitive election [...]

Backed by Police Unions, Legislators Stand by Laws to Protect Drivers Who Kill Protesters

In the aftermath of the murder of activist Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia, state legislators who had previously pushed to shield drivers who killed protesters with a moving vehicle are largely standing by their various efforts, [...]
As Universities are gutted, grad student employee unions can provide a vital defense
This article originally appeared in In These Times. The exploitation of academic workers has simmered for decades. Now, buoyed by a National Labor Relations Board ruling that graduate employees at private universities have the right to [...]