The ferry system in Washington is a beloved mode of travel, a throwback to simpler times, renowned for safe, reliable service, yet lawmakers are trying to strip ferry workers of their collective bargaining rights.
Hundreds rallied in Jefferson City at Missouri's State Capitol building against "right to work" and paycheck deception legislation.
Huddling under a sea of umbrellas on a cold, rainy day, hundreds of union workers and their supporters rallied while chanting "Union Yes" and singing "Which side are you on."
The AFL-CIO's young workers advisory council is taking charge of the labor movement by making its leadership more youthful and is planning a second summit to take place in the fall.
"People are giving the labor movement another look now," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said at a press conference here March 1.
During a town hall meeting in Ohio this week hundreds of community and labor activists rallied against a Republican-led state senate bill that would destroy collective bargaining rights for public workers.
A thousand union members and their allies are sitting in and blocking the entrances to the state Senate chamber in Indianapolis.
Corporations officially unveiled loads of pet projects, wish-lists, and regulations they want axed during a hearing held by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The labor movement says it's corporate arm-twisting of lawmakers on the issue of regulations.
The labor movement is reacting positively to the vision of the future put forward by President Obama in his State of the Union speech.
On Election Day today union members are continuing their push right up until the polls close.