This year's AFL-CIO Next Up Summit Sept. 29 - Oct. had a very different flavor. Unlike the 2010 summit, this conference was lead and organized by young union members from across the country.
The conference includes young workers, young union organizers and students, and is part of the AFL-CIO's attempts, over the last two years, to reach workers under age 35.
Students say the strike will continue until Hershey's ends the exploitation of student guest workers and gives living wage local jobs to Pennsylvania's workers.
APALA's largest convention ever celebrated outstanding achievements in the fight to stop wage theft and to uphold the rights of immigrant and low-wage workers, and looked ahead to the continuing struggle for good jobs and labor rights for all workers and for a just immigration policy.
Younger CWA union members start Next Generation campaign to organize youth into better-paid jobs and labor's social activism.
A week of statewide teacher protests in California included the arrest of 26 members of the California Teachers Association.
University employees and students in Chicago and at colleges throughout Illinois are stepping up union campaigns and ready to strike for their collective bargaining rights.
The AFL-CIO's young workers advisory council is taking charge of the labor movement by making its leadership more youthful and is planning a second summit to take place in the fall.
The Supreme Court rejected a claim by the famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. that its resident medical graduates were actually students, not employees that work more than 40 hours per week and are entitled to the protection of regular labor laws.