On January 17, 1962, President John Kennedy signs Executive Order 10988, recognizing the right of federal employees to bargain collectively.
Richard Trumka is adding reconstruction of U.S. infrastructure - and creation of tens of thousands of well-paying jobs doing so - to the federation's priority list.
Leonard Woodcock was born to Ernest Woodcock and Margaret Freel in Providence, R.I. in February 15, 1911.
The social compact is gone, said UAW president Bob King, yesterday in Detroit. "And if we want a growing middle class again, we need to restore it."
Unions are gearing up for yet another fight over so-called "fast track," also known as trade promotion authority.
In a 1965 speech, King stated, "The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress."
The NYC police, on Jan. 13, 1874, overran a demonstration by thousands of unemployed in Tompkins Square Park in the neighborhood now called the East Village.
Teamsters leaders hope the second time will be the charm as 13,000 members who work for UPS Freight cast ballots on Jan. 11-12 on a new five-year contract.
Organized labor and its allies have turned to public pressure to push resurrection of the benefits through a hostile GOP majority in the U.S. House.
Heavy lobbying efforts were underway to extend unemployment insurance for the more than 1 million long-term jobless.