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In Sequester Fight, Boehner's Willing to Sacrifice the Hostages

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) continues to lead the Republican charge to the March 1 deadline, when arbitrary, across-the-board sequestration cuts in everything from mental health services to public safety kick in. In a cynical drive to wring massive concessions in cuts from Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, Boehner and the Republicans are willing to inflict hardships on working families and bring disaster to the economy.

Union Members @Work: Quality

As the launch of the AFL-CIO’s new online hub @Work continues, today we are highlighting union members’ commitment to producing the highest quality of products and services. This is one of the seven categories of the new site.

Twitter Chat: Can Labor Be Saved?

Join Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Larry Cohen at 2 p.m. EST for a Twitter chat on the future of the union movement. Follow the hashtag #U1Nation to follow the chat. 

As Immigration Reform Heats Up, Civil Rights Group Continues Campaign Against Exploitative Guest Worker Programs

While the AFL-CIO continues to roll out its campaign for citizenship and fair, comprehensive immigration reform for aspiring Americans, lawmakers in Congress are considering a number of potential options for an immigration bill. It is no secret that the union movement and the business community have been discussing the “future flow” of lesser-skilled workers. There is consensus that, like the rest of America’s immigration system, the mechanisms for evaluating our labor market needs and admitting foreign workers (as well as recruiting U.S. workers) for temporary and permanent jobs are broken, or non-existent.