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.
Facing questions about the planned merger of American Airlines and US Airways, the three unions representing most U.S. workers joined an open pro-merger ad campaign.
On this day in 1877 during the Great Railroad strike, workers in Pittsburgh forced soldiers sent to quell the job action to flee the city.
A working father with a high school education, Marvin was one of 18 minimum wage workers gathered at a South Side job center to discuss the need for higher pay.
For over three months, 400 African-American hospital workers, mostly women, walked off their jobs in protest over discrimination and the right to form a union.