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.
Actions in the U.S. will vary from protests to delivering letters to Mexican government consulate offices.
Scores of workers at dusk on February 6 chanted for Cablevision to rehire 22 workers.
The long struggle by thousands of Avondale shipyard workers here to save their jobs appears to have been successful.
Organizing Canton could be a stepping-stone to organizing the South's growing auto industry. "This particular campaign is beneficial both for the nation and for the world."