Law and Politics

Retirement Security

October 25, 2012
Reprint from AFLCIO Website

Fewer employers today provide defined-benefit pensions for their workers—and among those that do, many are offering “defined-contribution” (like 401[k]s) rather than traditional “defined-benefit” pension plans.

Non-Profits – An Expanding Workforce Providing Critical Services

October 15, 2012
By John Magisano

In the United States, there are approximately 1.6 million nonprofit organizations. Together, they employ 11.1% of the American workforce in both full-time paid and volunteer positions, and their wages make up 6.6% of our entire economy (Saloman and Sokolowski, 2006). 

Mr. President, Take Heart

October 11, 2011
By Ed Koch

I have no doubt that after his debate with President Obama, Mitt Romney was in a celebratory mood. No one expected that the first presidential debate would be a game changer. Debates rarely have a lasting or significant impact. Further, to have what we had during the first debate required a perfect storm. Not only did the challenger have to be brilliant, but the incumbent had to be really terrible. But that is what happened.

Who Has the Best Economic Plan - President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney

October 11, 2012
By Carolyn B. Maloney, Member of Congress

Most people on both sides of the aisle agree that the most important choice we will make in this election is about whose policies we should pursue to strengthen the US economy and create jobs: President Barack Obama's, or Mitt Romney's?

Rubber Hits The Road For MoveOn/AFL-CIO Partnership

October 10, 2010

By Joe Maniscalco

Already important to Barack Obama's re-election bid prior to his shockingly poor performance against Republican rival Mitt Romney at the first presidential debate, the MoveOn/AFL-CIO campaign partnership to help re-elect the president may have just gotten a whole lot more significant now that the race has morphed into a "turnout election."

New Washington Times/Zogby Telephone Poll 
Romney Bounces Into Tie With Obama, 45%-45%; 
Big Turnaround Among Independents 

October 10, 2012

UTICA, N.Y. -- A new Washington Times/Zogby Poll of 800 likely voters shows the presidential race back to a dead heat between President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney. The live telephone survey was conducted by Zogby Analytics Friday through Sunday - the entire sample after both the October 3 debate and the Labor Department's release of new unemployment figures. 

Obama and G.O.P. Agree on Spending Cuts That Will Kill Dozens of Pro-Labor Projects

Obama and G.O.P. Agree on Spending Cuts That Will Kill Dozens of Pro-Labor Projects

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