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Their agreement is very preliminary and hasn’t yet even been blessed by the so-called Gang of Eight senators working on immigration reform, but the mere fact that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue agreed on anything is remarkable.

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Trumka recently spoke with The National Memo about the sequester's automatic budget cuts, the danger of cuts to Social Security, the Keystone XL pipeline, immigration reform, President Obama and how to defend labor in an era of attacks on the right to organize.

Under its current president, the organization has failed to address the mounting threat against labor in the United States from the loss of bargaining rights to the refusal to adjust minimum wage standards to the push against implementing the "card check" union organizing system, Harry Kelber says. The organization has failed to address the mounting threat against labor in the United States, Harry Kelber says.

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Mother Jones profiles a growing coalition of environmental, labor and civil rights groups, including Greenpeace and the NAACP, that began meeting off the record in December to try to figure out "what to do to beat back the deep-pocketed conservative movement."

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The precise effects of the broad deunionization of the American workforce since the 1970s are difficult to quantify, but a recent paper from the American Sociological Review has made an effort anyway The study found that in addition to raising the income of union laborers (more).

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Rich Trumka -- the AFL-CIO president intercepts any attempted honorific with an easy "Call me Rich" -- comes armed with charts. His first one is, literally, in shades of gray. Its message is anything but.

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