Workers in the United States know organizing here in the belly of the corporate beast is no easy task.
Leaders of the United Auto Workers union are well aware of the attacks against workers worldwide. Their fightback program is called "PRO Members."
Retiring UAW President Bob King proclaimed a truism long understood by labor activists - "The amount of power you have determines the amount of justice you get."
Unionists ratified a new contract with the area's big food chains, and Local 770 passed the 100-store organizing mark at CVS, adding 2,000 members.
The United Auto Workers union is unfolding a fightback program at its 36th Constitutional Convention here this week.
The LA pension case affects 20,000 present municipal workers and the Illinois case affects 621,000 workers and retirees.
"This is a plan to close Post Offices and outsource postal work. A sign on the door that says 'We're closed, go to Staples.' It couldn't get much more obvious.
Holleran's dedication to telling the stories of hard-working women and men fighting for their rights in the workplace inspired other writers who knew her.
As they were getting ready for the big United Auto Workers convention, many members talked about what they say are some of the union's biggest challenges.
Teacher unions must unite with parents, students and the community to improve public schools so that we have healthy communities and a vibrant democracy.