The old appeal policy left hundreds of thousands of coal miners, disabled from black lung disease, usually without a penny of benefits before they died.
The AFL-CIO's executive council has endorsed two coming April actions aimed at wresting control over the nation's elections from corporations and billionaires.
Groups came together to demonstrate their support for the workers at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Citrix who are fighting for quality jobs and fair treatment at the workplace.
"The union movement should join with others who are saying 'instead of building more prisons, we should be creating more jobs and offering more job training.'"
"We see 20 percent of our workforce being deported; half of Texas' construction workers are undocumented."
William Z. Foster, leader of the great steel strike of 1919, called Sellins one of the best of a whole corps of organizers, with an exceptional belief in the workers.
The private appropriation of socially produced wealth is capitalism's central mechanism.
The union sees its successful organizing campaign as a clear indication that face-to-face organizing is the proper response to what has been an onslaught of attacks on public service workers.
Tattooed teenagers joined with their sign-carrying elders as part of the global fast food workers' strike. Like an idea whose time has come, there was no holding back this group.
"It feels good to be a part of history. It's been a year that fast-food workers first went on strike for $15 and a union and now our movement has spread all over the world."