Participation by 15,000 unemployed workers, Sept. 14, in Working America's tele-town hall on the November elections has Republican candidates nervous.
OAKLAND, Calif. - With unemployment officially pegged at 12.3 percent in California, it's clear topic number one for Democratic candidates at all levels will be jobs.
Warning of the extreme danger to the rights working people and to democracy if Republicans win, AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and candidates for office stumped Labor Day events.
MILWAUKEE -- There was one clear message everyone in the crowd at Laborfest here took home with them September 6: the true meaning of Labor Day.
MILWAUKEE (PAI)--The President of the United States - along with his Secretary of Labor and the president of the national AFL-CIO - will be special Labor Day guests at Milwaukee's LaborFest.
"There is no tragedy in growing old, but there is tragedy in growing old without means of support,"President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said in 1934.
The thrill and excitement of having President Barack Obama at the Chicago Ford factory was tempered by continuing high unemployment figures, and worries that people won't be able to buy the new cars produced.
WASHINGTON - The AFL-CIO executive committee has voted unanimously to join One Nation, Working Together, a new coalition of labor and civil rights groups.
BALTIMORE - In the shadow of the Wilkens Ave. Bridge, one of Maryland's 372 "structurally deficient bridges," more than 200 workers rallied Aug. 2 to "Build Maryland so Maryland Works."
WASHINGTON - The training was as intense as the rousing speeches here at a Battleground States Conference of AFL-CIO leaders, with a "four pillar" plan and seven "do's."