On this day in 1946, some 750,000 steel workers walked off the job in the largest work stoppage in the industry.
The money bill's positives led Richard Trumka to call it "a good start that moves in the right direction" on spending priorities.
On January 17, 1962, President John Kennedy signs Executive Order 10988, recognizing the right of federal employees to bargain collectively.
Richard Trumka is adding reconstruction of U.S. infrastructure - and creation of tens of thousands of well-paying jobs doing so - to the federation's priority list.
Leonard Woodcock was born to Ernest Woodcock and Margaret Freel in Providence, R.I. in February 15, 1911.
The social compact is gone, said UAW president Bob King, yesterday in Detroit. "And if we want a growing middle class again, we need to restore it."
Unions are gearing up for yet another fight over so-called "fast track," also known as trade promotion authority.
In a 1965 speech, King stated, "The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress."
The NYC police, on Jan. 13, 1874, overran a demonstration by thousands of unemployed in Tompkins Square Park in the neighborhood now called the East Village.
Teamsters leaders hope the second time will be the charm as 13,000 members who work for UPS Freight cast ballots on Jan. 11-12 on a new five-year contract.