VIDEO: CWA President Larry Cohen talks about the union's message to America, bringing the troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan and endorsing President Barack Obama.
Unionists joined a parade of witnesses in the first of two days of NLRB hearings on its proposed rules to streamline union elections. Most of the witnesses were lawyers, including from several notorious union-busting firms.
As they operate the cranes and forklifts at this famous port, workers here say they are 100 percent behind the fight for union rights being waged across the country.
Now comes the latest labor protest: The July 13 Michigan Nurses Association's "Governor Snyder's 'No Soup for You'" kitchen.
Younger CWA union members start Next Generation campaign to organize youth into better-paid jobs and labor's social activism.
"We're a pretty good team," says Sarah Mandel, one of a group of young interns working here to stop the Avondale shipyard from closing.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and other panelists convened by the labor federation offered ideas on July 11 on how to get the U.S. out of its persistent jobs crisis.
"Our challenge is to build a movement that restores the American Dream," said Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen.
Carolyn Wade didn't go looking for a fight, but she's in the middle of a big one: some call it a war on workers.
Ruling Republicans on the intensely ideological House Education and the Workforce Committee seized on a National Labor Relations Board proposal to streamline union election processes to once again bash the agency and organized labor.