Richard Trumka

Richard Trumka Explains How Unions Close The Wage Gap For Women
From this Tuesday's The Economy Summit hosted by The Atlantic, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka explains to Margaret Carlson how just belonging to a union closes the wage gap for women. Read more...
Dan Senor, a top adviser to former GOP nominee Mitt Romney, on Sunday lashed out at President Barack Obama for meeting with progressive groups like MoveOn.org after winning the election, but ignored similar meetings with business leaders. Read more...
Shorter Joe Scarborough from this Wednesday's Morning Joe: the beatings will continue until morale improves, or how dare you point out facts about how Republicans treat unions because you're going to hurt their tender feelings, and then they'll have Read more...
After Gov. Scott Walker appeared on CBS's Face the Nation, touting the voters looking for someone who's going to lead and "make touch decisions" as the reason he survived his recall election, the AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka pointed out that what Walker Read more...
On CNN's Your Money, host Ali Velshi brought in the Wall Street Journal's resident hack, Stephen Moore so he could pollute not just one, but two segments in a row on his show, because heaven forbid the viewers could be allowed to hear what either of Read more...

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After the Senate rejected another proposal by Republicans to make it harder for employees to form a union in their workplace, Sen. John Thune made a visit to Fox's Neil Cavuto this Tuesday to complain about those "big union bosses" getting their Read more...
The AFL-CIO has joined a growing chorus of voices opposed to the JOBS Act that passed the Senate on Thursday. President Richard Trumka said “We are disappointed and angry.” In a longer statement issued last week, he went into more detail Read more...
The trailer, yes I said trailer, for the Republican budget. Seriously. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued a statement condemning the extreme right-wing budget proposed by House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI), saying it was yet Read more...
California State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has introduced legislation that would create a bill of rights for domestic workers. The bill recently received major support from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and California Labor Federation Read more...
The buzz is that President Barack Obama is pushing hard for a deal with the big banks over the foreclosure crisis in advance of the State of the Union address on Tuesday. Most observers are afraid that the deal will be too small and that the Read more...