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    AFL-CIO Stages Protest Outside Heritage for Higher Minimum Wage

    About 30 protesters, chanting “You can’t survive on $7.25” and “Poverty wages have got to go,” marched today in support of a higher minimum wage outside The Heritage Foundation. AFL-CIO spokesmen at the lunchtime protest said the labor organization targeted Heritage’s Capitol Hill headquarters on Massachusetts Avenue NE because of the … More

    Salazar Joins Other Democrats in Supporting Keystone

    Add Ken Salazar to the list of environmentally concerned and Administration-connected Democrats who support building the Keystone XL pipeline. The former Secretary of the Interior remarked last week that he supports the project, which would create American jobs and increase economic activity in the communities supporting construction. He called it … More

    Big Labor Makes Big Spending Demands on President Obama

    The Big Labor full-court press is in full swing ahead of President Barack Obama’s speech next week in which he will roll-out a new jobs plan. What do they want? You guessed it: more government spending (as if an auto industry bailout, Obamacare, and a $780 billion stimulus weren’t enough.) Yesterday, … More

    Union Boss Trumka: Spend More, Mr. President

    Some people will never be satisfied. Case in point: AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, who today lambasted President Barack Obama for not doing enough to create jobs—which in his world means “spend more on infrastructure so my union constituency benefits.” Unfortunately for America, Obama has already done too much spending. USA Today … More

    Trumka Talks Tough, But Will Obama Listen?

    Labor union leaders made a trip to the White House yesterday to hear President Obama’s latest pitch for health care legislation. But judging from remarks earlier in the day from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the meeting wasn’t a typical administration powwow with Big Labor. Speaking at the National Press Club … More

    For Obama, Some Unions Are More Equal Than Others

    The Service Employees International Union takes the top prize as President Obama’s favorite labor union. President Andy Stern and Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger have visited the White House nearly 60 times, including 11 meetings with Obama and another with Vice President Biden. The White House yesterday released more than 25,000 visitor … More