The workers' demands center on health and safety issues, contracting jobs out to non-union workers and health care.
"Management cannot continue to resist allowing workers a stronger voice on issues that could very well make the difference between life and death for too many of them."
Short-haul truckers at the nation's largest port again had to strike over terrible working conditions and employer exploitation.
Bill Samuel, the AFL-CIO legislative director, explains the new math on Capitol Hill and in state houses around the country, and its impact on labor's agenda.
WASHINGTON (PAI) - John Kline, the Republican who will take over the House Education and Labor Committee next year, hates the Employee Free Choice Act and opposes tougher penalties for job safety and health violations.
BP has finally agreed to pay millions in fines and repairs for its deadly 2005 refinery blast - but the whole industry is "a mess," the Steelworkers union says.
CLEVELAND - Workers rallied at Sodexo Laundry here July 8, saying they were tired of low pay and unsafe, demeaning working conditions, and want a union.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration "will use not just our normal inspection system, but regulation by shaming" against notorious job safety and health violators.
"How can a nation that relies on its miners not do everything in its power to protect them?" the president said to the thousands at Sunday's memorial in Beckley, W.Va.