unions http://wfpl.org en Union Membership Declines to Lowest Level Since 1930s http://wfpl.org/post/union-membership-declines-lowest-level-1930s <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">WASHINGTON — The nation's labor&nbsp;<font color="red">unions</font>&nbsp;suffered sharp declines in membership last year, led by losses among public sector workers in cash-strapped states, cities, counties and towns.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:25:22 +0000 Associated Press 3558 at http://wfpl.org Union Membership Declines to Lowest Level Since 1930s Local Groups Stage Walmart Protest http://wfpl.org/post/local-groups-stage-walmart-protest <P>A group of demonstrators led by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union gathered at a south Louisville Walmart today to protest the retail giant’s labor practices.<p> <P>It was among dozens of Black Friday demonstrations at Walmart stores across the country.<p> <P>The protesters want Walmart to improve workers’ wages and benefits; they also allege the company has been intimidating employees to prevent them from organizing.<p> <P>"I hope Walmart will take a look at what’s going on, because as days and days go by, it’s getting bigger and bigger and bigger, and do the responsible thing Fri, 23 Nov 2012 20:41:48 +0000 Rick Howlett 2621 at http://wfpl.org Local Groups Stage Walmart Protest Unions, Lawyers Give Big to Super PAC Helping Democrats Defend State House http://wfpl.org/post/unions-lawyers-give-big-super-pac-helping-democrats-defend-state-house <p></p><p>A Super PAC that is helping defend Democrats is Kentucky state House races has raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars.&nbsp;</p><p>Kentucky Family Values is helping Democrats beat back the GOP’s attempt to take control of the House. And one month before the election, the group reported raising $236,000. It still has $190,000 cash on hand.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:41:13 +0000 Kenny Colston 2038 at http://wfpl.org AFL-CIO Unveils New Ad Attacking Romney on Coal Mine Health and Safety http://wfpl.org/post/afl-cio-unveils-new-ad-attacking-romney-coal-mine-health-and-safety <p>The AFL-CIO has launched a new direct mail campaign aimed at attacking Mitt Romney&rsquo;s record on coal mine safety.</p><p><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/102847083" target="_blank">The ad features union president Richard Trumka,</a> a third generation coal miner from Pennsylvania.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:14:41 +0000 Erica Peterson 1311 at http://wfpl.org After Indiana Success, Supporters Hope to Pass "Right to Work" Law in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/after-indiana-success-supporters-hope-pass-right-work-law-kentucky <p>Groups that support so-called right to work laws are looking to pass such a measure in Kentucky.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:53:49 +0000 Kenny Colston 569 at http://wfpl.org