Republican House Speaker Boehner is pushing a lawsuit against Obama to deflect attention from the fact that there are unmet needs in this country and his party has no agenda.
"You know what our problem is," said the federation's political action director, Lee Saunders, "It's turnout. We have prioritized the election races and we have to get our people out."
On July 28, 1932, General Douglas MacArthur led troops in burning to the ground a shantytown built near the U.S. Capitol by unemployed veterans demanding a promised bonus.
In yet another right-wing attack on the NLRB, top Republicans unveiled legislation to lengthen union recognition election campaigns.
The tangle over UAW's loss at Chattanooga is important to workers nationwide because this union recognition election saw massive anti-union intervention by outside-funded right wing groups.
Sponsors of two anti-union initiative petitions agreed to withdraw their measures aimed at the Oregon ballot in November.
The nation's labor leaders say that America's workers and their unions will not be deterred by the setback at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.
In a message to 1,000-plus activists at UAW's political action conference in D.C., the union leader said activism is even more necessary because 2014 is an election year, when foes of workers will go all out against them.
The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is cheering a judge's ruling bouncing the state's GOP-passed "voter ID" law, but the story isn't over yet.
Ed Meese, attorney general (the main legal advisor to the government) in the Ronald Reagan administration, urged employers to begin spying on workers.