Unions Politics

March 10, 2012 - 1:15 PM
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2011, file photo demonstrators for and against the Keystone XL pipeline gather near the state Capitol in Lincoln, Neb., as public hearings take place about the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from Canada to Texas through the sandhills of Nebraska. Supporters of the pipeline, which include labor unions and business groups, spoke of jobs and development and energy security. AFL-CIO leaders hope to smooth tensions at their executive council's annual winter meeting that starts Monday, March 12, 2012, in Orlando, Fla., with union leaders trying to repair bitter divisions over Obama's rejection of the pipelines. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)