Unionists face uphill odds in battling against so-called U.S. "free trade" pacts with South Korea, Panama and Colombia.
The labor-backed Alliance for Retired Americans is gearing up for a tough battle - getting non-union retirees to vote for Barack Obama in 2012.
With a Republican governor and Republican-controlled legislature, Labor Day Mobilization Luncheon took on special significance.
Organized labor welcomed the Obama administration's first move against rampant labor rights violations in Guatemala.
Labor leaders met for more than an hour with President Obama on Tuesday, urging him to focus on jobs for the remainder of his first term.
Labor leaders say the nation's real crisis is not a debt crisis but an unemployment crisis and spending cuts could, in fact, spiral the country into an even deeper recession.
Everyone wants more fresh food in low-income communities, but Wal-Mart's lousy anti-worker stands undermine those same communities.
Discussing the negotiations on the debt ceiling got me thinking about some early experiences in the labor movement.
Ruling Republicans on the intensely ideological House Education and the Workforce Committee seized on a National Labor Relations Board proposal to streamline union election processes to once again bash the agency and organized labor.
Obama was using Twitter to go over the heads of the press corps, and to address people who don't read papers or watch TV but rely on social media.