The textile workers' strike of 1934 was the largest strike in U.S. labor history at the time, involving as many as 500,000 textile workers from New England, the Mid-Atlantic states and the U.S. Southern states,.
The strike followed years of lousy working conditions -- including 100-degree-plus interior temperatures -- and management refusal to even meet with them on the problems, much less listen.
On Sept. 11, 1897, thousands of coal miners ended a 10-week strike after winning an eight-hour day, semi-monthly pay, and abolition of company stores.
"Our members' unwavering solidarity throughout the bargaining process in the face of management's high-risk scare tactics and demands for major cutbacks has been rewarded."
Contract negotiations between the United Steel Workers and two of the nation's largest steelmakers, took two different directions right around Labor Day.
On the third day of the GOP convention, AFL-CIO marchers painted a picture of what would be a nightmare scenario in America if Mitt Romney were to be elected president.
The Republican Party's 2012 platform is so radical it would have the government "turn its back on its citizens" and trash every-thing from veterans' health care to food safety inspections, a top union leader says.
Romney's statement, in a written response to an FOP questionnaire, is in line with his attempt, as Massachusetts governor, to strip Fire Fighters and police officers throughout the state of their collective bargaining rights.
These avid outdoors folk speak about the importance of their union job, which allows them the financial resources and the vacation time to go hunting and fishing.
Despite the church's pro-union doctrines, embraced in Catholic Social Thought for more than 120 years, those leaders often act just like corporate executives when it comes to labor relations.