In the latest effort to strengthen labor's hand in the global economy, West Coast dockworkers this month welcomed pilots at the Panama Canal into their union. And longshore unions on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts are forging new ties.
Around 40 percent of all the hourly-wage workers in Philadelphia have no sick days. The bill, if it becomes law, would enable workers to earn one hour of paid sick time for every 40 hours worked.
"We're everywhere, not just in the east or the western part of the state," said Liz McElroy of the AFL-CIO.
1500 nurses and technical workers at Temple University Hospital went on strike and won.
PHILADELPHIA - Celebrating a year of victories, a standing-room-only crowd honored a legend in the city's labor movement and other union and community leaders.
Some 1500 nurses and professional and technical workers struck at Temple University Hospital Wednesday morning after working without a contract for seven months.
Transport Workers, Local 234 struck the Southeastern, Pa. Transportation Authority (SEPTA). on the morning of Nov. 3 over pay and pension related issues.