A lively crowd of around 200 labor and community activists, gathering at IBEW Local 232 headquarters, kicked off a campaign to raise the minimum wage in San Jose.
"It's not just about CWA and IBEW any more - it's about one union fighting a greedy company."
Given the hyper-partisan climate in Michigan's state capitol, this shouldn't surprise anyone.
These avid outdoors folk speak about the importance of their union job, which allows them the financial resources and the vacation time to go hunting and fishing.
A program to revitalize U.S. manufacturing should be put into the Democratic Party platform this fall, two Steelworker activists told the party's platform committee.
At July's rate, it would take more than eight years to get back to full employment.
Strengthening labor law is part of a comprehensive plan for shared prosperity the AFL-CIO Executive Council endorsed last week.
If New York's 90,000 meters are sold, private owners would reap profits for years while the city would be left with an annual $150 million revenue hole for decades.
Public sector job cuts are politically motivated, orchestrated by the Republicans and disproportionately hurting women and minorities.