- Homepage: http://www.aflcio.org/home.htm
September 2001: "The AFL-CIO was formed in 1955 by the merger of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations....the voluntary federation of America's unions, representing more than 13 million working women and men nationwide."
September 2012: "For years, mutual suspicion has defined the relationship between the labor federation and the Bangladeshi establishment. Citing labor abuses, the A.F.L.-C.I.O. is currently petitioning Washington to overturn trade preferences for Bangladesh, infuriating Bangladeshi leaders and casting suspicions on the domestic labor groups nurtured by the federation, including those where Mr. Islam worked."http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/10/world/asia/killing-of-bangladesh-labor-leader-spotlights-grievances-of-workers.html
September 2008: "Public pressure in opposition to the bailout, from these sites and from unexpected sources like the AFL-CIO and Republican Newt Gingrich, may have helped to slam the brakes on what had been an unusually fast-moving process in Washington."http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10051790-38.html
July 2008: 'If companies do not respond to "no-match" letters, ICE could use that failure as evidence of illegal hiring. But the plan remains stalled by a federal lawsuit filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO and the American Civil Liberties Union, which allege that it will disrupt businesses and discriminate against legal U.S. workers.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/20/AR2008072002293.html
October 2007: "temporary ban on a central measure in the Bush administration’s campaign to crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants....The suit was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, the A.F.L.-C.I.O. and several San Francisco labor organizations. They were joined by the United States Chamber of Commerce and several national small business associations."http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/02/us/02social.html
August 2007: The AFL-CIO expressed its outrage to members of Congress. The labor group complained that private-equity managers, many of whom live lavishly, were paying lower tax rates than firefighters and janitors. Even billionaire Warren E. Buffett, the third-richest person in the world, said it was wrong for him to pay a rate lower than the rate paid by his $60,000-a-year secretary.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/02/AR2007080202620.html
April 2007: Organized labor sides with the Democrats, but officials at the A.F.L.-C.I.O. say that while the Republican fear of an effort to change American labor laws is far-fetched, there would be an advantage to the International Labor Organization putting pressure on the United States to change some laws.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/21/business/21trade.html
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Sep 09, 2012 Fighting for Bangladesh Labor, and Ending Up in Pauper’s Grave
QUOTE: For years, mutual suspicion has defined the relationship between the labor federation and the Bangladeshi establishment. Citing labor abuses, the A.F.L.-C.I.O. is currently petitioning Washington to overturn trade preferences for Bangladesh, infuriating Bangladeshi leaders and casting suspicions on the domestic labor groups nurtured by the federation, including those where Mr. Islam worked.
New York Times Jan 11, 2011 Tucson shootings don't quell debate over political rhetoric
QUOTE: Across the ideological spectrum, officials and activists agreed after Saturday's Tucson killings that it was time to soften the harsh edges of America's raucous national dialogue. But by Monday, a bitter debate had erupted over how to do it - and on whose terms.
Washington Post Oct 06, 2009 Report: U.S. Should Give Preference to Skilled Immigrants Over Relatives
QUOTE: The United States should cut back on the admission of immigrants who are extended-family members of U.S. citizens and permanent residents to make room for more skilled workers, a new independent panel recommended Tuesday.
Washington Post Sep 26, 2008 Do you oppose the $700 billion Wall Street bailout? Click here
QUOTE: Quote:A flurry of Web activism is channelling misgivings about the proposed $700 billion Wall Street bailout into political action.
CNET Jul 21, 2008 In Immigration Cases, Employers Feel the Pressure: But Critics Fault Laws as Ineffective
QUOTE: A three-year-old enforcement campaign against employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants is increasingly resulting in arrests and criminal convictions, using evidence gathered by phone taps, undercover agents and prisoners who agree to serve as government witnesses.
Washington Post Oct 02, 2007 Court Orders a New Delay on Illegal Worker Rules
QUOTE: The ban further delayed the start of a rule, which establishes steps an employer must follow after receiving a notice from the Social Security Administration, known as a no-match letter, reporting that an employee’s identity information does not match the agency’s records.
New York Times Sep 01, 2007 Rules on Hiring Illegal Workers Are Delayed
QUOTE: A federal judge in San Francisco yesterday temporarily barred the Department of Homeland Security from carrying out new rules to crack down on employers of illegal immigrants....The judge found that the lawsuit raised “serious questions” as to whether both federal agencies had overstepped their authority, and also that delaying the rules would cause less harm than putting them into effect before the court’s review.
New York Times Aug 03, 2007 Wall Street's Lucrative Tax Break Is Under Fire
QUOTE: The most controversial tax break on Wall Street, known simply as the Carry, is not authorized by any law and was never approved by Congress.
Washington Post Jun 26, 2007 5-4 Supreme Court Weakens Curbs on Pre-Election TV Ads: Ruling on McCain-Feingold Law Opens Door for Interest Groups in '08
QUOTE: The Supreme Court yesterday substantially weakened restrictions on the kinds of television ads that corporations and unions can finance in the days before an election, providing special interest groups with the opportunity for a far more expansive role in the 2008 elections.
Washington Post May 03, 2007 Verizon investors win symbolic pay vote
QUOTE: Campaigners fighting multimillion dollar remuneration packages in American boardrooms scored a landmark victory today as shareholders at the telecoms company Verizon won a knife-edge vote demanding a "say on pay".
Guardian Unlimited Apr 25, 2007 OSHA Leaves Worker Safety in Hands of Industry
QUOTE: ...OSHA’s practices under the Bush administration, which vowed to limit new rules and roll back what it considered cumbersome regulations that imposed unnecessary costs on businesses and consumers. Across Washington, political appointees — often former officials of the industries they now oversee — have eased regulations or weakened enforcement of rules on issues like driving hours for truckers, logging in forests and corporate mergers.
New York Times Apr 21, 2007 Labor Rights Issues Are Stalling Trade Pacts
QUOTE: At issue is the Democratic demand that pending trade deals with Colombia, Panama, Peru and South Korea include a provision guaranteeing certain rights for labor in the trading partner countries, including a ban on child and slave labor and the right to organize. In addition, the Democrats want the accords to endorse general labor protections adopted by the International Labor Organization, like the right to organize.
New York Times Feb 07, 2007 Wal-Mart, Unions Collaborate on Health Care: Alliance's Goal Is to Improve Healthcare
QUOTE: Wal-Mart used to be noticeable for its absence from business coalitions calling for government help with the health-care crisis. As the rising cost of employee medical care staggered other large companies, Wal-Mart, which did not provide health coverage for the majority of its employees, was silent. But during a national crisis over the growing ranks of uninsured workers, Wal-Mart quickly became a target.
Washington Post Jan 11, 2007 Justices Hear Case on Right of Unions to Use Nonmembers' Dues
QUOTE: The Washington Education Association, the state's largest teachers union, said its freedoms would be endangered by a state law that would increase restrictions on the union's ability to use workers' money for political causes. On the other side are workers who do not join the union but under state law must pay dues anyway. They say their money should not be used for the union's election causes without their explicit approval.
Washington Post Sep 06, 2006 Report Estimates the Costs of a Stock Options Scandal
QUOTE: “From a shareholder’s perspective, it’s not just the extra compensation the executives got, it’s not just the extra taxes they have to pay,” said H. Nejat Seyhun, “There may be additional payouts for class-action lawsuits as well as worrying about the quality of the top management.”
New York Times Aug 26, 2006 Greening Up the Grass Roots
QUOTE: The Federal Election Commission, that great enabler of campaign loopholes, is now creating loopholes for itself...a proposal that would allow a flood of special-interest money into the fall campaign, in the guise of protecting “grass-roots” ads that are supposedly devoted to issues, not candidates.
New York Times Aug 10, 2006 Labor Federation Forms a Pact With Day Workers
QUOTE: The A.F.L.-C.I.O. and the nation’s largest organization of day laborers signed a partnership agreement yesterday intended to help the languishing labor movement tap into the potent energy of the immigrant rights movement...seek to improve wages and conditions for tens of thousands of laborers and other immigrant workers.
New York Times Aug 10, 2006 Wal-Mart Will Unionize in All of China
QUOTE: After years of fighting unionization efforts, Wal-Mart Stores, the world’s largest retailer, said on Wednesday that it would work closely with Chinese officials to establish labor unions at all its outlets in this country...But some experts doubt that the unions now being formed will engage in collective bargaining with the company.
New York Times Jul 04, 2006 Nurses Claim Hospitals Conspire to Keep Pay Low
QUOTE: Nurses are suing national hospital corporations in four major cities, claiming their employers conspire to keep their wages artificially low by revealing to each other the wages of their nursing staffs. The profession is more than 90 percent female.
Mar 01, 2006 The Big Freeze: As companies end their traditional pensions, workers are left out in the cold.
QUOTE: ...Verizon announced it was freezing its pension plan. As part of a move expected to save the company $3 billion over 10 years, the telecommunications giant announced that managerial workers would no longer earn pension benefits after June 30 this year. Because of the way such traditional defined benefit pensions are calculated—generally as a percentage of the salary earned during the last several years of service—the freeze will take a big bite out of Bryerton's anticipated pension.
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