The AFL-CIO, the country's largest labor federation, held a groundbreaking convention in Los Angeles. Join us for a teleconference dialogue on what happened.
America's unions are going to bat for foreign workers who toil in America, in conditions that approximate slavery. And Dwight Allen, a 41-year-old "guest worker" laboring in Florida apartment buildings says he is sure glad they have.
Resolution 5: "The AFL-CIO hereby invites every worker in the United States to join the labor movement either through an affiliate or through Working America."
"Our nation's basic labor law, the National Labor Relations Act, no longer fulfills its promise to U.S. workers," the AFL-CIO said in a bold resolution passed during the federation's convention.
Envisioning a common cause coalition powerful enough to defeat the stranglehold of "entrenched corporate interests," Richard Trumka announced an agenda that would include many democratic goals.
A coalition of organized labor, community activists, and religious groups demonstrated support Jan. 29 for legislative initiative to increase the minimum wage in New York State. The minimum wage for nonexempt employees in the state is currently set by the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
Last month the Obama administration issued some of the most pro-worker rules the country has seen in 35 years, covering union elections, hours of work and wages, among other things.
A GOP scheme to make Indiana into a so-called "Right to Work" state, crippling unions by allowing thousands of workers to be freeloaders, has reared its head in the Hoosier State - again.
National labor leaders are telling GOP lawmakers to stop playing partsian games on the question of jobs and that come Nov., 2012, Republicans will be next on the unemployment lines.
Occupy Chicago protesters adopted two official demands: Repeal the Bush tax cuts for the rich and prosecute "Wall Street Criminals."