Gilda Chacon Bravo is the first Cuban trade union representative to be granted a visa to the United States in many years and is touring the country.
The Labor Department's Women's Bureau, faced with small size, a budget freeze and potential cuts, will emphasize research on working women's issues, outreach to workers and - despite a potentially hostile GOP House majority - paycheck fairness, the agency's director says.
For the first time ever, eminent domain may be used to keep a factory running and workers on their jobs.
More than 200 workers were on the picket line last week in Metropolis, Ill., after their employer, Honeywell International, locked them out of their jobs, June 28.
PITTSBURGH - The room grew quiet as she told her story. Leila Concepcion paid $15,000 to come to the United States and teach. It was a painful decision to leave her country, The Philippines, and place her family in debt.
In Oceanside, Carlsbad, Del Mar and north San Diego County, immigrant day laborers wait by the side of the road, hoping a contractor will stop and offer them work.