Over labor and Democratic opposition, the GOP-run House has narrowly approved legislation (HR1120) to try to shut down the National Labor Relations Board.
Right-wing House Republicans schemed to hamstring the board and bring it to a dead halt.
"We live in a time in which more and more capital is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands," Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told union delegates at the AFL-CIO Labor Legislative Conference.
As expected, the AFL-CIO Executive Council issued a statement Feb. 26 on the ongoing attempt by anti-worker politicians and their corporate sponsors to destroy the National Labor Relations Board
"We have decided," said Larry Cohen, president of CWA, "that in today's America it is unacceptable that we cannot fill the position on a labor board designed to protect the rights of American workers."
"The board respectfully disagrees with the decision and believes the president's position in the matter will ultimately be upheld," said NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce.
The ruling in early January disappointed the coalition of seven public worker unions who had challenged Walker's law in court.
The Air Traffic Controllers are pushing the Senate to confirm a new permanent chief of the Federal Aviation Administration, Michael Huerta, saying he's been acting administrator long enough.
Unions are on full mobilization status as they rev up their final push in the 2012 election battle.
On the day of the second debate between President Obama and his Republican challenger, Bain Capital workers step up efforts to expose Mitt Romney's role in the outsourcing of their jobs.