VANCOUVER, Canada - In the video below, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, summarizes an opinion expressed by many at this global union meet: Make the banks pay to create jobs and clean up their mess.
CLEVELAND - At a town hall meeting on "Creating Green Jobs," AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka called for massive federal investment in clean energy industry and technology.
DETROIT - Two years after a paper mill shut down in Kimberly, Wis., 70 percent of the workers are still unemployed, commented Michael Bolton, from the Steelworkers.
DETROIT - "This struggle for jobs can be the glue that holds us all together, that allows us to be more than we are - it allows 'us' to be 'we'." the AFL-CIO's Nick Unger told a packed workshop
DETROIT - United Auto Workers President Bob King brought a message to the U.S. Social Forum here: "The UAW will speak up for and lead the fight for all workers, regardless of whether they are in unions."
DETROIT - Labor made its presence felt at the U.S. Social Forum on Wednesday at a lively march and rally in the center of this ravaged city, calling for jobs and an end to cuts in city services.
VANCOUVER, Canada - As a world congress of the International Trade Union Confederation got under way here Monday, leaders blasted the economic crisis hitting working people.
CLEVELAND - AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka attacked right-wing efforts to use the federal budget deficit as an excuse to block programs needed to end the economic crisis.
Today a young couple with two kids told me a sad story: they are giving their house, a house they had built just eight years ago, back to the bank.
Workers are "frustrated, anxious and angry" about "an economy that doesn't work for them," and labor must harness that outrage, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told a panel last week.