As the largest Black Friday strikes and protests scheduled for Nov. 28 rapidly approach, the growing calls for change at Walmart continue.
The AFL-CIO will strongly push its economic agenda, emphasizing job creation and raising workers' incomes, starting with a "wage summit" in January in D.C.
"The fact of the matter is that people are disillusioned by endless political bickering and eyed these elections with great dispirit."
"Tax day is a day when we all pitch in, right? Yet for a small number of wealthy people, it represents making money from the sacrifice of others - a ridiculous amount of money."
From opposing "fast-track" trade treaty bargaining authority to restoring and expanding voting rights, the AFL-CIO Executive Council committed the labor movement to specific stands on a select group of high-profile issues.
When it comes to the transformation of the global economy from high-carbon, polluting energy sources to a more sustainable future, the U.S. risks falling behind.
"I am saddened to report that the Board of Trustees directed me and the college's officers to develop a plan to close the college," said the institution's president.
The Wall Street Crash was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the U.S. Iit signaled the beginning of the 10-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries.
Union leaders welcomed Congress' end of the two-week partial federal shutdown and the decision to suspend the nation's debt limit, thus avoiding what would have been a first-ever default.
Women's organizations, activists, and lawmakers launched a women's economic intiative that includes not just reproductive rights but pay equity, good jobs, and economic justice.