AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said he supports unions taking an independent political approach in their fight to build the power of workers.
"We will win! We will win!" That was the chant of an exuberant crowd of over 150,000 from across the state and region that rocked the capitol grounds March 12th.
50,000 people showed up March 5, surrounding the Wisconsin Capitol in a river of determination and a joyous celebration of solidarity.
The merger of Continental Airlines into Chicago-based United Airlines, creating the newest mega-carrier, will set off a round of union recognition elections among the combined carrier's 55,000 workers
To re-build the American labor movement we “can’t use the same tired old strategies and tactics,” Amy B. Dean told union members and community activists here at the Friends of the People’s World 7th Annual ‘Working Class Media & Democracy’ forum.
Before the dust had settled on the 2010 elections, the Chamber of Commerce, the corporate-secret-donor political action committees and the far right began to move into attack mode against the labor movement. After all, they expect a good return on the hundreds of millions of dollars they spent buying Congress.
NEW YORK — On Election Day, voters in this state strongly rejected the Republican tide that swept much of the country - but they went a step farther in statewide races by giving more than 100,000 votes to the Working Families Party.
The number one issue concerning voters is the same for union families: the economy and jobs.
On Election Day today union members are continuing their push right up until the polls close.
President Obama summed up his closing arguments for the 2010 midterm election at a get-out-the-vote event here Saturday that was bigger than any election rally ever held in this city.