More than 1,000 workers across the U.S. and Canada are preparing today to stage non-violent civil disobedience actions with thousands of others backing them up at Hyatt hotels in 15 different cities.
Millions of jobless Americans will continue to receive unemployment benefits through November after a GOP-led filibuster was finally killed today in the U.S. Senate.
Union officials with the nation's largest labor group, the AFL-CIO, which represents about 11 million workers, say they plan to step up the pressure as the midterm 2010 election cycle approaches.
Civil rights activists gathered in the historic Mt Olive Lutheran Church on the morning of July 17 to help the United Laborers Union Local 100 gain support for sanitation workers
"Ohio is losing $58 million a year because our pensions were cut," stated Bruce Gump, president of the Delphi Salaried Retirees Committee, in testimony at a hearing of the Congressional Finances Committee in Canfield, Ohio, July 14.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, July is LaborFest month - a cornucopia of film, video, tours, art, music, theater, panels, workshops and more, delving into the many issues and struggles of today's workers and those of earlier generations, at home and around the world.
"We represent the workers of this state," Labor Council President Bob Soutier told union leaders and political candidates here at a Labor 2010 Kick-off meeting.
Thousands of state and local government employees rocked the 'Cradle of Freedom' here when they staged a peaceful takeover on June 30 of the historic Boston Common.