Three years after it was added as a side pact to the controversial U.S.-Colombia "free trade" pact, the Labor Action Plan designed to improve workers' lot and their rights is a failure.
"HB 1617 is a patronizing bill that doesn't treat state workers like adults, it treats them like children who don't know what they are doing when they sign an authorization card to join a union."
Cafeteria workers, angry at cuts made by management, approached Local 1000 in Grapevine, who sent organizers and the new leader of the Young Workers Council to the university.
We are declaring here and now that the labor movement is going to focus like a laser beam on raising wages for all American workers, union and non-union," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters today.
Union leaders welcomed the NLRB's proposals. The right wing House GOP and the National Retail Federation screamed.
After the devastation of WWI, a commission was established to pursue a vision based on the premise that universal, lasting peace can be established only if it is based on social justice, and the ILO was founded.
Thousands jammed the streets around the State Capitol building here today to protest the latest in a sting of attempts by state Republicans to kill union rights for public workers and eventually all workers in Pennsylvania.
It was just after sunrise only three days before Thanksgiving, that security guards clamped locks on the gates at FirstEnergy in central Pennsylvania, barring 150 workers from their jobs.
Thanks to the works of those who came before us, this new generation is equipped with the knowledge of how to make change, and it is become more and more apparent what we need to fight for.
Today people from around the country and globe are wishing the long time civil rights giant, Julian Bond, a very happy birthday.