Bill Samuel, the AFL-CIO legislative director, explains the new math on Capitol Hill and in state houses around the country, and its impact on labor's agenda.
CHICAGO - Under the guise of "school reform," big corporate foundations, banking and speculative hedge fund investors are pulling out all stops to ram an anti-teacher measure through the Illinois state legislature.
Labor posted some wins — and losses — in 2010.
To re-build the American labor movement we “can’t use the same tired old strategies and tactics,” Amy B. Dean told union members and community activists here at the Friends of the People’s World 7th Annual ‘Working Class Media & Democracy’ forum.
NEW YORK — On Election Day, voters in this state strongly rejected the Republican tide that swept much of the country - but they went a step farther in statewide races by giving more than 100,000 votes to the Working Families Party.
WASHINGTON (PAI) - Legislation like the Employee Free Choice Act, which promotes collective bargaining, would help pull the U.S. out of its economic hole, a top White House official says.
The number one issue concerning voters is the same for union families: the economy and jobs.
WASHINGTON (PAI)--Saying labor's current struggle "is not hopeless, just hard," Communications Workers President Larry Cohen laid out a long list of challenges his union and the rest of the movement face in the months and years ahead.
Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, in a major address today at the National Press Club in Washington, said the jobs crisis "cries out for political courage but that courage is not much in evidence.
If the last week of October and the beginning of November are any indication the U.S. Department of Labor is on a crime busting spree.