Monthly Archives: July 2010

Why Dems are Pushing Union Pension Bailout

Somewhere lurking in the hot, putrid halls of Congress this summer is a union bailout bill of epic proportions and long-term ramifications.

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Rep. Price Offers Bill to Kill Lame Duck Session

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) offered a resolution on the floor of the House calling on Congress not to hold a lame duck session after Election Day for the purpose of passing the kickback to Big Labor known as “Card Check.”

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Pelosi Panders: Speaker Calls for Job-Killing Legislation

Pelosi Panders: House Speaker supporting job-killing EFCA legislation.

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AFL-CIO Prepping for Midterms

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Wednesday that Republican candidates would move America backwards if they won control of Congress in the 2010 midterm elections.

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Report: Woman May Abandon Labor

A new report says labor is at the “tipping point” of losing women and young workers unless unions make changes to become more inclusive and responsive to their needs.

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Dems Deny ‘Secret Plan’

The head of House Democrats’ campaign committee tried Tuesday to tamp down speculation that the party would try to push through major legislation during a lame-duck session of Congress this fall.

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Are the Democrats Planning a Lame-Duck Donnybrook?

If you listen to Republicans, the lame-duck session of Congress will be filled with scary Democratic attempts to pass controversial climate-change legislation, tax hikes and union sops before the party loses some or all of its majority.

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Failure of Union Bill a Relief to Some

Union officials are disappointed, but city officials are breathing a sigh of relief now that the U.S. Senate has rejected a bill that would have required state and local government agencies to bargain with first responder unions.

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