A parade of nine presidential hopefuls made their cases before more than 1,000 Fire Fighters.
By a 53-46 party-line vote, the GOP-run Senate voted to kill the NLRB's planned union elections rule update.
The teachers' union, plus parents and community leaders, faced off against a powerful, well-financed challenge.
Today people from around the country and globe are wishing the long time civil rights giant, Julian Bond, a very happy birthday.
Here we go again. Business groups are suing the National Labor Relations Board over the new union election rules it finalized in December.
"When we stick together, we win together!" exclaimed Lori Pelletier at a pre-Thanksgiving celebration dinner for Labor 2014 volunteers.
Despite setbacks, the mood at the meeting of the South Bay Labor Council was positive: "We need to advance our own agenda," regardless of who is in the mayor's seat.
"What happened in this election," Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO declared, "is that the vast majority of the voters stayed home."
The lesson from Tuesday could not be clearer: No worker should have to choose between missing a day's pay and caring for their health.
"The fact of the matter is that people are disillusioned by endless political bickering and eyed these elections with great dispirit."