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Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, during an interview in Washington, D.C., on March 11, 2014

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Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, during an interview in Washington, D.C., on March 11, 2014

U.S. CEOs Made 331 Times Average Worker, Says AFL-CIO

April 15 is known across America as a day of reckoning, when many workers must fork over unpaid taxes. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says that for corporate executives, tax day “represents making massive sums of money from the sacrifice of others.”...

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Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.

Trumka: Minimum Wage Will Pass — or Republicans Will `Pay a Price’

For all the resistance to raising the federal minimum wage in Washington, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, predicts Congress will pass it. If not, the labor leader said today, Republicans will “pay a price for it at the polls.”...

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New American citizens take photos following a naturalization ceremony at the district office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on January 28, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

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New American citizens take photos following a naturalization ceremony at the district office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on January 28, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

Immigration: Gang of 535

As word of a deal between business and labor leaders emerged this weekend, clearing what appeared to be the last impediment in talks among a bipartisan group of eight senators crafting a plan to overhaul immigration, one of the leaders...

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Union members and community activists gather during an AFL-CIO demonstration in Trenton, New Jersey.

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Union members and community activists gather during an AFL-CIO demonstration in Trenton, New Jersey.

Labor Tries to Flex Post-Election Muscle

Labor and other progressive activists are kicking off a final flurry of lobbying to keep Congress from taking a wrong turn in trying to avoid the fiscal cliff, the end of the year deadline when automatic spending cuts and tax...

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Delegates listen to President Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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Delegates listen to President Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Labor’s 65% Love for Obama: Trumka Says Not Stopping There

The majority of union members voted for President Barack Obama, helping to secure his win in key battleground states including Ohio and Wisconsin. Union members voted for Obama by 65-33 percent, according to a national survey conducted by Peter D....

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