Today in labor history ... an Occupy trio: 1934 first sit-down strike, 1937 Women's Day Massacre and 1953 four-day general strike in Hawaii.
The labor movement has more than its share of critics. It seems like nearly everyone is ready to give it advice, whether solicited or not.
Defending the middle class has become a central theme in labor's fightback.
Before the dust had settled on the 2010 elections, the Chamber of Commerce, the corporate-secret-donor political action committees and the far right began to move into attack mode against the labor movement. After all, they expect a good return on the hundreds of millions of dollars they spent buying Congress.
Do you, the reader, think you make too much money?Because there are many who think public sector workers do!
How inviting it looks, the fruit laid out for us in grocery stores and supermarkets in a profusion of bright color.
Over the past few months, we've had conversations across our union and across our country about how to improve the lives and future of working families.
DETROIT — “Hospitals brace for next hit” ran the headline in last week’s Detroit Free Press. The article cites soaring patient debt and free care for the uninsured as reasons for hospitals losing money.
Remarks by Richard L. Trumka, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, at the 38th Annual Convention of the Coalition of Black Trade Unions, Atlanta, Ga., on May 22, 2009.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Four thousand six hundred union workers at Yale University here won a major victory last month. At a joint press conference with Local 35 service and maintenance workers and Local 34 clerical and technical workers, the university announced an early contract agreement including job security and expansion of union representation. President Richard Levin admitted the university’s poor labor relations policy was hurting the institution and had to change.