The Obama administration's Office of Management and Budget is sitting on - apparently indefinitely - a proposed job safety rule to cut worker exposure to silica dust.
The immediate struggle for pay raises and collective bargainingis part of the larger, national context for democracy and progressive change.
Right to work sounds innocent enough in name, but in reality it is yet another corporate attack on middle class families.
The anti-worker legislation pushed for the last 18 months by the Big Business-GOP cabal has a disproportionate impact on women and minorities.
Leo Gerard, president of the Steelworkers, described over breakfast his recurring nightmare.
Podhorzer said that by the end of today the AFL-CIO would be kicking off its 2012 election effort by issuing an official endorsement of President Obama's bid for re-election.
As might be expected in a presidential election year, politics will take center stage when the AFL-CIO Executive Council meets.
Romney's opposition to project labor agreements won him a standing ovation from the anti-worker, anti-union group.
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney came to town Friday, but autoworkers were in no mood to give him a free pass.
The party cleavage was stark in the GOP-run House last year on key votes. Unions use the AFL-CIO figures as part of their evaluations when deciding, locally, whether to support or oppose an incumbent lawmaker.