The LA pension case affects 20,000 present municipal workers and the Illinois case affects 621,000 workers and retirees.
Leslie Fray Orear was a union organizer for the United Packinghouse Workers of America, editor of its newspaper and co-founder and president emeritus of the Illinois History Society.
Holleran's dedication to telling the stories of hard-working women and men fighting for their rights in the workplace inspired other writers who knew her.
As they were getting ready for the big United Auto Workers convention, many members talked about what they say are some of the union's biggest challenges.
One day in 1953 Fred Gaboury invited me to come to work with him so I could witness first hand his skill in rigging a spar tree high in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. I eagerly accepted.
Police opened fire on workers who were marching to the Republic Steel plant in south Chicago to set up a picket line.
Citing the company's retaliation against workers, striking Walmart moms will join fellow workers, families, and community supporters nationwide as early as Friday.
Proving that stupid political statements are not confined to the "Lower 48" of the nation's 50 states, the Republican mayor of Anchorage called union dues "slavery."
On May 28, 1946, more than 30,000 workers in Rochester, N.Y., staged a successful one-day general strike.
On May 20, 1639, the first American public elementary school was established. This was arguably the beginning of the idea of free public education for all.