Richard Trumka is adding reconstruction of U.S. infrastructure - and creation of tens of thousands of well-paying jobs doing so - to the federation's priority list.
Thousands of elementary and secondary school teachers in Puerto Rico carried out a two day strike to protest a raid on their pension plans.
The social compact is gone, said UAW president Bob King, yesterday in Detroit. "And if we want a growing middle class again, we need to restore it."
The NLRB asserts illegal activities in 14 states at 34 stores and shows that company executives conceived of an unlawful retaliation policy for store managers to execute.
The Senate will vote on raising the minimum wage, in three steps of 95 cents each to $10.10 hourly in 2016.
Unions are gearing up for yet another fight over so-called "fast track," also known as trade promotion authority.
In a 1965 speech, King stated, "The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress."
The NYC police, on Jan. 13, 1874, overran a demonstration by thousands of unemployed in Tompkins Square Park in the neighborhood now called the East Village.
Organized labor and its allies have turned to public pressure to push resurrection of the benefits through a hostile GOP majority in the U.S. House.
CODIR says it regards the current period as an important opportunity to put effective pressure on the government of President Hassan Rouhani.