The Coalition of Labor Union Women and a wide range of other women's groups are banding together to push their issues to the fore in the 2012 election.
Labor came out in a huge way to lend their support to Occupy Detroit this past Sunday, Nov. 6.
Unions, led by the Teamsters, the Laborers, the United Food and Commercial Workers, and the AFL-CIO, strongly backed the National Labor Relations Board's recent proposal to change union recognition election procedures.
Wealthy conservatives are behind a ballot initiative that would restrict unions' involvement in political campaigns.
The executive council praised the role workers and independent trade unions are playing in the popular mobilizations against corrupt, oppressive regimes.
The AFL-CIO is mapping plans to educate its members, other workers and the wider electorate in how to overcome efforts to suppress the right to vote.
What it really is, union leaders say, is a move to strip the NLRB of much of its power to rule for and protect workers' rights.
VIDEO: CWA President Larry Cohen talks about the union's message to America, bringing the troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan and endorsing President Barack Obama.
Unionists joined a parade of witnesses in the first of two days of NLRB hearings on its proposed rules to streamline union elections. Most of the witnesses were lawyers, including from several notorious union-busting firms.
Tens of thousands of workers and their supporters have hit the streets circulating petitions to put the measure to repeal Senate Bill 5 as a referendum on the November ballot.