Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando is challenging his union to step up its crusade to save the Postal Service, saying that "if we don't, no one else will."
The Service Employees and Jobs With Justice joined a last-minute campaign to get Congress to raise the minimum wage.
The AFL-CIO and other backers are urging the public to contact their senators immediately to tell them to vote "yes" on the bill.
The U.S. will stay mired in an "economy mess" of low growth, low-paying jobs, rising income inequality and worse unless it fixes its political processes.
A coalition of progressive groups, led by the AFL-CIO, will unveil a joint platform this summer.
Below are excerpts of a speech by Richard Trumka to the Center for National Policy, a think tank that in concentrated on national security issues.
Former President George W. Bush lost U.S. jobs during a good economy. Obama has created jobs during the disastrous economy he inherited.
Obama's campaign for more construction jobs comes against a continuing backdrop of high joblessness in the construction industry: 17.2% in March, more than double the national jobless rate of 8.2%.
The Teamsters' proposal demands executives, as well as all stakeholders, share equally in financial sacrifices for Hostess to emerge from bankruptcy "instead of paying lip-service to the concept."
The bill drew immediate praise from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.