Richard Trumka

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Name: Richard Trumka
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 3 reports

AFL-CIO: 'So little' done in year since Texas explosion

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Thursday that not enough has been done to protect workers in the wake of a deadly chemical plant explosion in West, Texas, last year."Arguably the only thing more tragic than the West, Texas, explosion that killed ... [Published The Hill - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

"It don't get no better" says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka referring to Elizabeth Warren.

Do you like the rhetorical use of the double negative? I can't get no satisfaction from s ome rich and powerful guy deploying the old double negative device as a way of seeming close to the working-class folk he represents .There's much more to say about ... [Published Althouse - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

CEOs Paid 331 Times Average Worker, 774 Times Minimum Wage Worker

The AFL-CIO issued the following news release:. While Congress has left for recess failing to fully address economic issues from the minimum wage to unemployment insurance and equal pay, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka unveiled the 2014 Executive PayWatch ... [Published Insurance News Net - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Trumka Answers Redditors' Most Burning Questions on CEO Pay, Unions and Duck-Sized Horses

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka took to the online community of Reddit yesterday to participate in an  "Ask Me Anything" on CEO pay  for the launch of the  AFL-CIO's Executive PayWatch site .   ... [Published AFL-CIO NOW BLOG - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

CEO Pay Soars, Workers Toil in Capitalism's New Guilded Age

Ratio of CEO-to-worker pay is 'unconscionable,' says AFl-CIO as prominent economist argues this level of inequality proves current capitalist system 'cannot work'- Jon Queally, staff writer(Image: AFL-CIO / paywatch.org)Here's the first number to know: ... [Published Common Dreams - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

CEO Pay Hits 'Insane Level'

By Mike Hall AFL-CIO It’s good to be a CEO, at least paywise. According to the 2014 AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch , released today, it’s 331 times better to be a CEO than an average worker. PayWatch finds that the average CEO of an S&P 500 company ... [Published California Progress Report - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 2 reports

Labor’s rhetoric vs. reality on political spending

The recent Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. FEC struck down federal limits on the total amount individuals can contribute to combinations of federal candidates and parties during a two-year election cycle. Predictably, it unleashed a wrath of criticism ... [Published Tampa Tribune - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

A Spirit of Solidarity Within the Movement for Immigrant Rights

In a recent blog, I wrote about advocates committing "malpractice" on the immigrant communities impacted by our strategy decisions, just as lawyers commit malpractice when they fail to exercise due diligence or are grossly negligent in the representation ... [Published Huffington Post - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Income inequality focus at South Bay labor council event

The recent labor council event organized around the 2014 Committee on Political Education (COPE) awards dinner at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center was an unforgettable experience for attendees.The American Federation of Teachers ( AFT ) 6157, representing ... [Published Examiner.com - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Labor will dump politicians on minimum wage issue, Trumka says

Increasing the hourly minimum wage will lead the agenda for organized labor this year, both in Pennsylvania and nationwide.Inequality is the greatest problem facing the nation's workforce, and pushing lawmakers to raise the pay floor from $7.25 to $10.10 ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 3 reports

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Applauding Immigration Reform Discharge Petition

(Washington, DC) The AFL-CIO applauds elected leaders for energetically pushing a simple message: The House of Representatives should vote on the bipartisan Senate immigration bill that passed overwhelmingly nine long months ago.Since the U.S. Senate ... [Published AFL-CIO - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 3 reports

AFL-CIO leader calls on Obama to construct ‘pro-worker’ trade policy

Union members rallied for fair trade outside Senator Amy Klobuchar’s offices in Minneapolis in January. Union Advocate photo Union members rallied for fair trade outside Senator Amy Klobuchar’s offices in Minneapolis in January. Union Advocate photo Union ... [Published Workday Minnesota - Mar 26 2014]

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...whole, will become more responsive to the needs of society as a whole is if America's working people band together to demand better," Trumka said. "the single human innovation with the best track record of protecting working people is the union, and as we continue to invest in organizing workers in texas, we will help make texas work better for all texans, not just the 1 percent who profit from the chaos of an unfettered market."
The CEOs - led by Oracle CEO Lawrence Ellison, who earned $78.44 million-aren't worth the money they make, Trumka said. "they're probably worth several red cents" he told one questioner. "By and large, their pay still goes up because the system is rigged."
"This has to change," Trumka said. "it's time to raise wages for the rest of us."

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One Year After 15 Died in Preventable Texas Fer... [Published AFL-CIO - Apr 17 2014]
AFL-CIO: 'So little' done in year since Texas e... [Published The Hill - Apr 17 2014]
AFL-CIO: 'So little' done in year sin... [Published E2-Wire - Apr 17 2014]
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka B... [Published AFL-CIO - Apr 17 2014]
"It don't get no better" says AFL-CIO President... [Published Althouse - Apr 17 2014]
Trumka says Warren is 'prototype' of a good pre... [Published The Hill - Apr 16 2014]
Minnesota CEOs paid 127 times what the average ... [Published Workday Minnesota - Apr 16 2014]
Trumka Answers Redditors' Most Burning Question... [Published AFL-CIO NOW BLOG - Apr 16 2014]
CEO Pay Soars, Workers Toil in Capitalism's New... [Published Common Dreams - Apr 16 2014]
CEOs Paid 331 Times Average Worker, 774 Times M... [Published Insurance News Net - Apr 16 2014]
CEO Pay Hits 'Insane Level' [Published California Progress Report - Apr 16 2014]
Average CEO’s pay 331 times workers’ pay [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Apr 15 2014]
Executive Paywatch highlights gap between rich ... [Published People's World - Apr 15 2014]
High CEO pay unfair, hurts economy, union says ... [Published BusinessWeek - Apr 15 2014]
U.S. CEOs Made 331 Times Average Worker, Says A... [Published Bloomberg - Apr 15 2014]
CEOs Paid 331 Times Average Worker, 774 Times M... [Published AFL-CIO - Apr 15 2014]
Labor’s rhetoric vs. reality on political spending [Published Tampa Tribune - Apr 13 2014]
A Spirit of Solidarity Within the Movement for ... [Published Huffington Post - Apr 12 2014]
Income inequality focus at South Bay labor coun... [Published Examiner.com - Apr 12 2014]
Coal's clout endures in Senate races even as mi... [Published Columbus - Apr 12 2014]
Labor's rhetoric vs. reality [Published Detroit News - Apr 12 2014]
Labor will dump politicians on minimum wage iss... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Apr 11 2014]
Knight: Bus tour for minimum-wage hike rolled t... [Published Pekin Times - Apr 11 2014]
Students against sweatshops offer cake with a m... [Published Workday Minnesota - Apr 09 2014]
US-Colombia Labor Action Plan is ‘useless and d... [Published Colombia Reports - Apr 08 2014]
Senate OKs Jobless Benefits Renewal, Tell the H... [Published AFL-CIO - Apr 08 2014]
The real agenda behind a minimum wage hike [Published Chicago Sun-Times - Apr 07 2014]
Cease and Desist [Published Washington Free Beacon - Apr 07 2014]
Not One More deportation march gathers large cr... [Published Examiner.com - Apr 07 2014]
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AFL-CIO: 'So little' done in year sin... [Published E2-Wire - Apr 17 2014]
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Thursday that not enough has been done to protect workers in the wake of a deadly chemical plant explosion in West, Texas, last year."Arguably the only thing more tragic than the West, Texas, explosion that... ...
"It don't get no better" says AFL-CIO President... [Published Althouse - Apr 17 2014]
Do you like the rhetorical use of the double negative? I can't get no satisfaction from s ome rich and powerful guy deploying the old double negative device as a way of seeming close to the working-class folk he represents .There's much more to say about ...
Trumka Answers Redditors' Most Burning Question... [Published AFL-CIO NOW BLOG - Apr 16 2014]
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka took to the online community of Reddit yesterday to participate in an  "Ask Me Anything" on CEO pay  for the launch of the  AFL-CIO's Executive PayWatch site .   ...
CEO Pay Hits 'Insane Level' [Published California Progress Report - Apr 16 2014]
By Mike Hall AFL-CIO It’s good to be a CEO, at least paywise. According to the 2014 AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch , released today, it’s 331 times better to be a CEO than an average worker. PayWatch finds that the average CEO of an S&P 500 company ...
Cease and Desist [Published Washington Free Beacon - Apr 07 2014]
The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against a major union for using front groups to stage disruptive Black Friday protests in a Michigan Walmart. The NLRB ordered the United Food and Commercial Workers union and OUR Walmart—a worker ...
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