Affiliation with OPEIU will give more strength in representing members as part of the 108,000-member OPEIU and the support of the 13 million members of the AFL-CIO and organized labor
CWA spent years contacting the customer service reps at American Airlines and was ready to hold a union election just as management took the company into bankruptcy.
"You provide the safe neighborhoods, you provide the good schools, you provide the hospitals. We owe you!" Biden declared.
Labor won one, lost one, and had one key issue still up in the air in the latest action in the Republican-run Michigan legislature.
Many of the janitors employed by big corporations such as Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Shell, Penzoil, Centerpoint Energy, and Reliant, do not make enough to provide food for their families.
It was the largest labor union of its time and one of the first industrial unions in the United States.
"We're not going anyplace, we're still here and we're going to be loud and proud at our protests!"
Over 500 Unite Here members, brothers and sisters from other unions, and community allies rallied June 13 outside Orlando's only union hotel.
With Chicago teachers facing a hostile mayor and Chicago Board of Education in negotiations for a new contract, 90% of teachers union members have voted to authorize a strike.
None of the 40,000 workers at any Sands casino are unionized.