CLEVELAND - Another land mine left by Wall Street's assault on American communities exploded here Tuesday night when the school board voted to lay off nearly 10 percent of its employees.
Construction joblessness is above 20% and bank credit for private construction has been yanked in the recession. Jobs top unions' agenda.
DETROIT - Teamsters union President James Hoffa, a Detroit native, received the first Wayne State University "Labor Leaders on Labor" award at a ceremony here this month.
In a national webcast today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said, "We are taking this fight straight to Wall Street. They created this mess and now they have to pay."
The AFL-CIO, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and others are calling for immediate and powerful grassroots action for the Miller Bill, to create or save up to one million jobs in local governments.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka details the struggles facing America's working people and the challenges to take the anger and use it in unifying and productive ways.
This morning's release of the government employment report showed 162,000 payroll jobs gained in March, the largest jump in three years.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - "It is not OK to balance the budget off of our backs," state workers told lawmakers here March 31.
BALTIMORE, Md. - Chanting "What do we want? Jobs. When do we want them? Now," a crowd of 300 union members and their community allies rallied in the rain at City Hall Mar. 22 to support a bill to create construction jobs for Baltimore City residents.
One of the most innovative labor proposals is for a financial transactions tax on Wall Street.