The movement in New Haven for jobs, youth opportunity, and an end to violence filled the streets with a march of 2,000 last week.
Youth, the unemployed, elected officials, educators, union leaders, and the business community were all represented at a public hearing.
"The sun is shining on organized labor today," State Sen. Tim Green, told thousands of union members.
The Teamsters have apparently caught the Obama Transportation Department in several contradictions.
The Obama administration's Office of Management and Budget is sitting on - apparently indefinitely - a proposed job safety rule to cut worker exposure to silica dust.
The labor movement is beginning to mount a legislative offensive in the sates to stop what it says are "under the radar" attacks on workers.
Electrical Workers Local 1 and the St. Louis chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association have launched the first electrical car training program in Missouri.
The job-sharing plan is another attempt to cut the impact of joblessness even in a weak recovery.
The AFL-CIO announced just before noon on the East Coast today that it cannot support H.R. 3630, the compromise bill coming before Congres.