The contract covered 10,000 workers and provided seniority, hiring, and a medical plan.
The labor movement, aiming to reverse decades of decline suffered under relentless attacks by the corporate-funded right wing, is headed for a major makeover.
Dobbs first became a pro-labor activist after witnessing the plight of workers during the Great Depression in the 1930s.
Documents uncovered by Unite Here, Local 1 indicate that 200 to 300 more lunchroom workers may be on the chopping block.
California labor official Tefere Gebr will succeed Arlene Holt Baker as Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO.
The Senate will vote during the week of July 29 on all five of President Obama's nominees.
Emma Lazarus, the poet who wrote "The New Colossus," was born July 22, 1849.
Another local transit agency is repairing another big well-known U.S. bridge using Chinese steel, and thus not U.S. steel or steelworkers.
A working father with a high school education, Marvin was one of 18 minimum wage workers gathered at a South Side job center to discuss the need for higher pay.
Much of the coverage in the local newspapers blamed the IWW for the attack and accused it for being a destabilizing force in the city.