The 45,000 workers and their allies came to hear labor leaders, community activists, and elected officials voice their frustration with politicians' failure to address the needs of working people.
Con Ed was forced back to the bargaining table to reach a tentative new contract with Utility Workers Local 1-2, which represents the electric firm's 8,500 workers.
The labor movement will escalate the campaign to push for an end to American Crystal Sugar's year-long lockout of 1,300 workers.
In yet another move by a plurality Republican group, delegates to the IAFF convention formally endorsed President Obama and Vice President Biden for re-election.
In one of the most extreme cases of worker bashing to balance a budget, the mayor unilaterally cut the wages of city workers to the $7.25 hourly federal minimum.
The point of all the initiatives is the same: Finding areas that can make money for investing unions and investing union pension plans - and put union members to work.
Columbus bus drivers and maintenance workers accepted a new contract, ending a two-day strike against the Central Ohio Transit Authority.
On this day in history in 2001, 5,000 demonstrators rallied in support of the Charleston Five.
Workers at several Oakland Airport concessions and their supporters held an informational picket outside the terminal July 6.
Negotiations resumed July 5 between Con Edison, the electricity and steam provider for this city and elsewhere, and its workers.