The original constituent craft unions of the AFL were disaffected from the Knights of Labor, a national labor association.
Walmart has built a vast, undisclosed network of 78 subsidiaries and branches in 15 overseas tax havens.
Several hundred unionists fanned out over Capitol Hill on Mar. 4 to lobby lawmakers to vote against so-called "fast-track" trade promotion authority.
The tragic, brutal and deadly attack on striking miners and their families shocked, saddened and outraged working people and most Americans.
No matter how this is recast or repackaged, the bottom line is the hard-working men and women employed at takeover targets get the short end of the stick.
There are some 6,000-plus lobster boat workers in Maine that best fit Victor Hugo's general description of them more than a century ago - toilers of the sea.
Real democracy should mean that as a part of the team that actually built that, you should have some say in how that profit is distributed and spent.
Despite claims of economic recovery heard recently, median weekly worker income for most months of the past two years, just like most years of the past 35 years, is either flat, or less, than the year before.
Union and community supporters showed solidarity with Castlewood Country Club workers who have been locked out of their jobs at the posh Pleasanton club for nearly six months.
"Organized, mobilized unity in action - that is what will save the ordinary American," Stewart Acuff, of the Utility Workers' Union of America, told a packed Jobs with Justice Workers' Rights Board meeting here June 18.