Unionists and environmentalists face common enemies - in corporate suites and Congress.
Union workers at American Crystal Sugar plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa expect to return to work soon now that they approved a contract last Saturday.
Thousands of New York City fast food workers staged a second one-day walkout from their jobs.
City workers gathered in front of City Hall April 2 with a message for City Council members starting to discuss a new two-year budget.
The actions, organized by UMWA, were in support of the union's campaign to save health care for retired miners and win better wages, benefits and working conditions for miners on the job.
"They want to take away your right to support your union. They don't want us to be here."
Union paperworkers walked their picket line round-the-clock last week demanding that Nippon Paper resume "good faith" contract talks. They ended the walkout when the company came back to the bargaining table.
"No contract, no peace!" chanted over fifty demonstrators from SEIU/USWW (Service Employees International Union/United Service Workers West) here Mar. 12.
Chicago's labor movement turned out in force yesterday to declare support for immediate reform of immigration law.
The AFL-CIO will probe new ways of organizing itself and the broader labor movement and its allies to meet what it says are the changing times.