President Donald Trump’s second nominee for labor secretary, R. Alexander Acosta, represents a bigger contrast with the prior pick on biography and personal style than on policy substance.
President Donald Trump said he will announce his new choice for labor secretary Thursday, following the withdrawal Wednesday of Andy Puzder as nominee amid controversy over Puzder’s personal life and private sector background.
The mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, whose anti-discrimination ordinance was invalidated by Republican state legislators with a law that became a national lightning rod, still fears reprisals by those lawmakers.
“You have elected officials on the eve of this election openly expressing a commitment to suppress the vote,” says NAACP President Cornell William Brooks.
Since the start of 2015, five states have approved automatic voter registration measures, in which government agencies add qualified citizens to the voter rolls unless they opt out.
The Green Party candidate offers Sanders fans a protest vote.
Unions invest in field operations in Pennsylvania to counter the Republican's rise among white working-class voters.
The state’s runoff primary system has some GOP strategists crossing party lines and backing Loretta Sanchez in a bid to thwart Kamala Harris.
An Oregon case reopens the question of whether private business owners can refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.
The union-backed campaign for $15 just scored a huge win in California and may get another in New York.
With several senators facing challenges from right-wing conservatives, the majority leader has been forced to adopt a new strategy for keeping control of the U.S. Senate.
The Clinton campaign works to score delegates in rural Nevada “There’s a lot of important voters out there”
The mood of Republican voters has shifted since New Hampshire's first-term GOP senator was elected.
A rare coalition of liberal and conservative groups is supporting bills against civil asset forfeiture around the country.
Sanders supporters want to slow the Democratic endorsement train.
Memories of the bitter 2008 Democratic primary haven't completely faded.
Disgruntled with the current president, some union members are looking for a new approach.
At a labor conference, there was plenty of love but also plenty of skepticism about the vice president's 2016 intentions.
The Democratic presidential contender is mulling ways to provide benefits for gig economy workers.
Hillary Clinton has disappointed some union leaders on issues like trade, but remains the overwhelming favorite to face off against a Republican come November 2016.
Hillary Clinton's leading challenger is in Iowa to address local AFL-CIO convention.
The Democratic front-runner's reluctance to take a position on the TPP trade deal is causing some in the labor movement to move to other candidates.
Letter accuses Democratic presidential candidate of "pandering to extremist and elitist elements within the environmental movement" with his opposition to Keystone XL pipeline.
When it comes to presidential politics, the AFL-CIO moves slowly by design.
The former secretary of state seems to be walking a careful semantic line.
Reports that donations to Clinton Foundation rose after U.S. tax case in 2009 “is just the kind of unfortunate claim or charge that you see in campaigns,” Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton tells reporters after AFL-CIO meeting in Silver Spring, Md. Says “I worked hard as our nation’s first diplomat to solve problems to work with my colleagues in government” NOTE: WSJ reported that UBS donations to Clinton Foundation rose while Clinton was Sec. of State and that she had “unusual
In the process of raising their local minimum wage above the statewide minimum, the City Council of Portland, Maine, inadvertently gave tipped workers a huge boost.
Congressional Democrats go for a blanket ban on biased treatment.
With a gay marriage ruling at the Supreme Court likely days away, candidates at the Faith & Freedom Coalition speak to the base on the issue, even as many keep an eye on the general electorate.
The “Fight for 15” campaign to boost the minimum wage has taken many of its cues from those workers who waged a strike in the 1990s.
The secretary of agriculture predicts a competitive Democratic race in his state's caucus voting.
In a program pioneered in New Zealand and arriving soon in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, social workers use data to figure out who’s most at risk.
The core issue at stake? What happens when a person’s religious convictions conflict with the law.
A conservative lawyer cooks up a new strategy for putting the squeeze on unions.