This morning's release of the government employment report showed 162,000 payroll jobs gained in March, the largest jump in three years.
President Obama is bypassing Republican obstructionists in the Senate this week and naming 15 people to administration positions, which the GOP has blocked for an average of 214 days.
The AFL-CIO Executive Council voted March 18 to support the Senate-passed health care bill, despite all its flaws.
Some 5,000 activists demanding "Health Care Now!" descended on the nation's capital March 9 to call for the arrest of the nation's leading health insurance executives.
Armando Robles, president of UE Local 1110 sat down with the People's World to reflect how life has changed since the sit-in.
The chair of the National Labor Relations Board yesterday came closer to taking an openly pro-labor stand than has any federal regulator in history when she blasted the "political paralysis" fostered by the GOP.
Last week the Republicans filibustered and effectively killed President Obama's nomination of Craig Becker, a long-time pro-labor lawyer. The AFL-CIO is not happy.
Union leaders reacting last night and today to President Obama's State of the Union address praised his emphasis on job creation.
As phones ring off the hook in the nation's capital with calls from workers angry about a Senate health reform bill that would tax their benefits there are signals coming from both the White House and the Congress that lawmakers are scrambling for a compromise.
President Obama tried yesterday to convince 11 major union leaders meeting with him at the White House to end the labor movement's opposition to the tax on workers' benefits that is part of the Senate bill.