Disregarding a move by Michigan's GOP governor to take the issue straight to the state Supreme Court, Michigan unions sued to overturn the state's "right to work" law affecting private sector workers.
Actions in the U.S. will vary from protests to delivering letters to Mexican government consulate offices.
The House of Representatives here gave a resounding defeat to the union haters this week when it voted 212-141 against a right to work for less bill.
Union leaders see the weakening of union rights and the drop in union membership numbers as key factors in the backward movement of the middle class.
The AFL-CIO is launching a presidential style mass nationwide campaign.
The long struggle by thousands of Avondale shipyard workers here to save their jobs appears to have been successful.
Michigan's two controversial right-to-work laws are headed on a fast track to the state's Supreme Court.
Declining unionization and increasing globalization are two key factors that are widening wage gaps between the rich and everyone else.
Steelworkers Vice President Gary Beevers hopes the record fine and criminal charge pleas by British Petroleum will finally force the oil industry to take safety seriously.
A crowd heard Communist Party Labor Commission Chair Scott Marshall's take on how he sees these issues fit into the macro-challenges facing labor movement today.