MILWAUKEE -- There was one clear message everyone in the crowd at Laborfest here took home with them September 6: the true meaning of Labor Day.
Workers are thinking about more than burgers, football and car races with latest unemployment figures, up to 9.6 percent.
MILWAUKEE (PAI)--The President of the United States - along with his Secretary of Labor and the president of the national AFL-CIO - will be special Labor Day guests at Milwaukee's LaborFest.
I recently read with dismay a Wall Street Journal article about the return of the estate tax.
The thrill and excitement of having President Barack Obama at the Chicago Ford factory was tempered by continuing high unemployment figures, and worries that people won't be able to buy the new cars produced.
WASHINGTON - President Obama spent the morning of his birthday asking labor leaders to do everything they can to prevent a Republican takeover of Congress in November.
"Organized, mobilized unity in action - that is what will save the ordinary American," Stewart Acuff, of the Utility Workers' Union of America, told a packed Jobs with Justice Workers' Rights Board meeting here June 18.
Angered by devastating budget cuts, threatened layoffs and school privatization, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members voted in a new leadership June 10.
The UAW and its workers have been through a tumultuous period, as the 75-year-old union meets this week in Detroit.
"They got bailed out, we got sold out!" was the chant as over 150 trade unionists and community allies marched through downtown Oakland April 5, pausing at banks along the route to let their message soak in.