Even the jobless benefits bill, which both parties agree upon, is hung up by a partisan dispute over how to pay for the $150 billion measure.
AFA-CWA filed on Jan. 6 with the National Mediation Board for a recognition election among the 53 U.S.-based flight attendants of Aer Lingus, Ireland's national airline.
"It's a new day, a new labor movement," and "victory can come to the 99 percent if we stand united," said AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker.
Yet another right-wing attempt to curb unions' political activism, by cutting off money, landed before the Supreme Court today.
Another right-wing effort to throw public worker unions out of politics hit the U.S. Supreme Court agenda.