Every journalist loves a peaceful protest-whether it makes news, shakes up a political season, or holds out the possibility of altering history. Then there are the ones that show up on your curb--literally.
Democratic legislators in 40 Congressional districts are about to see TV ads thanking them for their support of the health care reform bill the president signed into law Tuesday, Democratic officials told CNN.
Barack Obama comes to Washington carrying a load of hopes and dreams, none more ardent than organized labor's. Item No. 1 on the AFL-CIO's legislative agenda: the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), also known as the card-check bill. Simply put, EFCA would streamline the process by which employees could decide to join a union. In most cases, a simple majority of signed cards would suffice; no need for a full-blown election sanctioned by the National Labor Relations Board.
Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday picked up endorsements from two key unions in Nevada, moves that could give the Illinois Democrat a significant leg up over rival Hillary Clinton in the state's caucuses next week.
Anna Burger reaches into her bag, pulls out a file and offers up the numbers: 8 out of 10 Americans think corporations' profits only benefit the top earners, that companies are too focused on the short term, that their actions contribute to driving down wages.
As baby boomers reach retirement, an unsettling issue grows ever more pressing: finding the work force to tend to the millions of boomers who will someday need ongoing care because of physical and mental frailties
Amid all the criticism of private equity, none perhaps has been as scathing as this: Buyout firms above all want to enrich themselves and their investors - and often cut thousands of jobs in the process.
In a partnership of unlikely allies, Wal-Mart's CEO, other corporate leaders and the head of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) called Wednesday for universal health care coverage for all Americans by 2012.
Card check. Sounds like a new party game or what happens when you've maxed out your credit. But that phrase is about to acquire a whole new meaning - as shorthand for the biggest, bitterest labor-business fight in Washington.
Four union pension funds have sued the directors of Hewlett-Packard alleging that the severance package the company paid to ousted CEO Carly Fiorina last year -- which the suit values at between $21.4 million and $42 million -- greatly exceeded the maximum allowed under a board policy adopted in 2003.
The bolt in Chicago Monday from the AFL-CIO by the Teamsters and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) reflects a long-building reaction to John Sweeney's plans a decade ago when he muscled his way into the labor federation presidency.
President Bush's compassion tour takes him to a Baptist church in Philly today, where he talks about (quoting here) "Compassion and HIV/AIDS." Bush's 10:25 a.m. ET speech at the Greater Baptist Exodus Church, a largely black congregation, comes as he simultaneously tends to his must-win conservative base this week with a stepped-up call to ban same-sex marriage.
John Edwards emerges today as the co-winner of the Wisconsin primary, aided by independents and late-deciding voters. Sure, John Kerry won more votes, but Edwards has finally achieved his longtime quest for a two-man race -- just in time for suddenly relevant Super Tuesday.
John Kerry's big momentum is carrying him into what's expected to be a strong showing this weekend. But so far it hasn't generated a new wave of support from Capitol Hill, or the backing of two unions that could really help him in the days ahead.