Daily Archives: November 21, 2013

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Senate Rules Reform

November 21, 2013   Time and again, Republican Senators have put political obstruction ahead of what’s best for America. Their unprecedented abuse of the Senate rules is a naked attempt to nullify the last election by denying President Obama his … Continue reading

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Harkin, Reed, Stabenow Unveil Plan to Preserve Assistance for Jobseekers

  Senators introduce Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2013 to preserve UI for one year WASHINGTON, D.C.—In an effort to stabilize the economy and prevent 1.3 million Americans from having their federal jobless benefits cut off, Senator Tom Harkin … Continue reading

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Labor History November 22

  November 22 Some 20,000 female garment workers are on strike in New York; Judge tells arrested pickets: “You are on strike against God” – 1909 The district president of the American Federation of Labor and two other white men … Continue reading

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