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President Barack Obama speaks during Laborfest in Milwaukee, Wis., on Sept. 1, 2014. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama On Job Picture: ‘We’re On A Streak’

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy’s “revving” performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.

09/02/2014

U.S. Supreme Court members pose for photographs in 2010. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rules Public Unions Can’t Make Nonmembers Pay Fees

The Supreme Court says public sector unions can’t collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union.

06/30/2014

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Founder of 2 Unions Guilty of Embezzling Funds

A retired D.C. police detective has pleaded guilty to embezzling money from two unions he founded.

06/24/2014

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Unions Angered By Postal Service’s Staples Outlets

The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency’s unions.

01/20/2014

Employees and supporters demonstrate outside of a Wendy's fast-food restaurant to demand higher pay and the right to form a union on July 29, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Unions Helping Non-Union Fast-Food Workers Hold Strikes In Effort To Boost Declining Membership

With union membership on the decline, labor leaders are getting more creative — and some say more desperate — to boost sagging numbers and rebuild their waning clout.

08/02/2013

Some labor unions that initially backed President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are now frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences of the plan that could hurt their members. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Longtime Supporters Of Health Care Overhaul, Some Unions Frustrated By New Unexpected Costs

Some labor unions that initially backed President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul are now frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences of the plan that could hurt their members.

05/24/2013

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Study: 150 Americans Die Each Day From Job-Related Injuries, Diseases

A new report reveals that 150 Americans die each day from job-related injuries or illnesses.

05/08/2013

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Court Strikes Down Federal Rule Requiring Millions Of Businesses To Put Up Posters Informing Workers Of Right To Form Union

In another blow to the nation’s dwindling labor unions, an appeals court on Tuesday struck down a federal rule that would have required millions of businesses to put up posters informing workers of their right to form a union.

05/08/2013

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at the Daimler Detroit Diesel engine plant on Dec. 10, 2012 in Redford, Mich. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Obama Calls Michigan Right-To-Work Bill ‘The Right To Work For Less Money’

Even with the outcome considered a foregone conclusion, the heated battle over right-to-work legislation in the traditional union bastion of Michigan shows no sign of cooling.

12/11/2012

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Unions Flexed Muscles In State Campaigns

From California to Maine, unions used their political muscle in the recent elections to help install Democratic governors, build labor-friendly majorities in state legislatures and defeat ballot initiatives against them.

11/20/2012

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