Topic: Richard Trumka
Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, co-chairs of President Obama's deficit commission, hope their final report will start an 'adult conversation' about the national debt. But members of Congress might have too much to lose politically to back the report.
12/01/2010 03:08 pm
At a September 2 Monitor breakfast, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka discussed the economic outlook, his union members' feelings about President Obama, and his relations with the Sarah Palin.
09/06/2010 07:20 pm
Both critics and supporters say Obama doesn't appear to voters to be paying enough heed to jobs and the unemployment rate. Some see the problem as his focus, others as his message.
09/03/2010 02:35 pm
Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president, predicts that Democrats will defy conventional wisdom and keep control of the Senate and House in November. But if Republicans take over even just the House, 'any chance of progress will be ended,' says the union leader.
09/02/2010 02:33 pm
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka charged that if Republican political star Sarah Palin is not more careful in her choice of words, the political movement she has helped to create will be linked with 1950s McCarthyism.
09/02/2010 01:52 pm
House and Senate conferees crafted a final version of financial reform legislation Friday. Both houses are expected to vote on the bill next week.
06/25/2010 12:25 pm
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had the formidable task of persuading 216 Democrats to vote for a Senate health care bill that many did not like. This is how she succeeded – and failed.
03/22/2010 03:01 pm
Organized labor pressed Congress and the White House to ease the 'Cadillac tax' on expensive healthcare insurance policies. This means other ways to pay for a healthcare reform bill will have to be considered – including hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry, and Medicare.
01/15/2010 02:51 pm
President Obama meets with union leaders Monday. Unions worry that the Senate healthcare reform bill's 'Cadillac tax' on expensive health-insurance policies could affect its members.
01/11/2010 03:46 pm
The House and Senate will have a difficult time reconciling their healthcare reform bills on several key issues, including abortion funding and a public option, among others.
11/24/2009 12:00 am