DETROIT - The United Auto Workers Special Bargaining Convention, held here last week, was like nothing this reporter has attended before: it was three days of preparing the union to do battle with Republicans and Wall Street.
"Soon, the same lawmakers who fought to get tax cuts for millionaires will come after Social Security and Medicare in the name of deficit reduction and 'shared sacrifice'," AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka warned.
WASHINGTON (PAI) - AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka is strongly reiterating the position that creation of more jobs will increase revenues and thus solve the nation's deficit and debt crisis.
The Republican Party's platform for the mid-term elections, its "Pledge to America," has a sharply racist edge.
Next in the "rising tide of world labor protest" file comes the September 29 labor actions in Europe.
DALLAS -- While the Republicans hold their convention here, the Texas AFL-CIO held a press conference to highlight that these "fiscal conservatives" have dropped the state into an $18 billion deficit hole.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - "It is not OK to balance the budget off of our backs," state workers told lawmakers here March 31.
One of the most innovative labor proposals is for a financial transactions tax on Wall Street.
WASHINGTON (PAI)--Democratic President Barack Obama tried Jan. 11 to convince top union leaders to drop labor's opposition to taxing workers' health care benefits.