The Senate is scheduled to vote late on Oct. 28 on Obama's nomination of Richard Griffin to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.
Organized labor, with its community allies, will "play heavily" in state gubernatorial and legislative races next year, its top two political operatives say.
BROOKLYN, Ohio - When Republicans in the Ohio legislature passed Senate Bill 5, designed to wipe out public workers' pensions, in 2011, it was personal for young Marc Bukszar.
The GOP momentum spread to states like Wisconsin, where Scott Walker quickly enacted legislation that stripped basic bargaining rights from public employees.
This city's huge teachers' union has selected the candidate it prefers in the mayoral race now underway here.
Saying Comptroller John Liu "would end the favoritism towards the wealthy 1%" and return the government to its people, AFSCME District Council 37 delegates unanimously endorsed his mayoral candidacy.
Inside Cobo Hall, Detroit's convention arena, corporate CEOs gathered to discuss the state's economy at Gov. Snyder's two-day economic summit.
The GOP majority in the Pennsylvania state capitol in Harrisburg is pushing a so-called "right-to-work" law in the Quaker State.
The labor movement has added its voice to the demands for voting reform that are sweeping the nation.
President Obama thanked them for their hard work and urged all to stay involved in grassroots action for the good of the country.