The contract covered 10,000 workers and provided seniority, hiring, and a medical plan.
The labor movement, aiming to reverse decades of decline suffered under relentless attacks by the corporate-funded right wing, is headed for a major makeover.
The U.S. public still strongly supports public schools and wants to improve them - and is willing to pay to do so.
The latest Republican version of "reform" of the red-ink-ridden U.S. Postal Service is unacceptable.
WASHINGTON - Union leaders, both in Detroit and nationally, blasted the decision of Detroit's state-appointed financial czar to file for bankruptcy for the 750,000-person Motor City, even as they scrambled to try to help their members and retirees who suddenly face a very uncertain future.
Dobbs first became a pro-labor activist after witnessing the plight of workers during the Great Depression in the 1930s.
California labor official Tefere Gebr will succeed Arlene Holt Baker as Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO.
The Senate will vote during the week of July 29 on all five of President Obama's nominees.
On July 23, 1892, an anarchist named Alexander Berkman decided to avenge the Homestead massacre where nine strikers were killed.
About 240 Health Systems Cooperative employees, members of Workers United Local 150, have been working without a contract since March 31. A temporary extension of the previous contract expired July 14.