AFL-CIO prez: Labor must reach out to survive

DETROIT - Saying the labor movement has become too small and too inward-looking to defeat corporate power by itself, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told the Auto Workers legislative conference that unions must build wider coalitions to achieve their legislative and political goals.

NLRB gives strong backing to majority sign-up

By a 2-1 vote, the National Labor Relations Board has given strong written support to the use of "majority sign-up" for union recognition.


How to read those December unemployment figures

The nation's unemployment rate declined 0.4 percent in December but only because unprecedented numbers have dropped out of the workforce altogether.


2010: Labor wins some, loses some

Labor posted some wins — and losses — in 2010.