Some of the 300 delegates and guests of the Communist Party USA's 30th Convention kicked off their party's gathering with a labor history tour of the Windy City.
San Franciscans will vote this November on whether to gradually increase the city-wide minimum wage to $15 an hour.
The Bricklayers became the latest union to join the BlueGreen Alliance, a coalition of 16 unions and environmental groups working together.
United Auto Workers convention delegates overwhelmingly elected Secretary-Treasurer Dennis Williams to succeed retiring union President Bob King.
"Corporations are people in America and can run orchestrated campaigns to destroy working people. That's what gets me mad!"
Workers in the United States know organizing here in the belly of the corporate beast is no easy task.
Leaders of the United Auto Workers union are well aware of the attacks against workers worldwide. Their fightback program is called "PRO Members."
Retiring UAW President Bob King proclaimed a truism long understood by labor activists - "The amount of power you have determines the amount of justice you get."
Unionists ratified a new contract with the area's big food chains, and Local 770 passed the 100-store organizing mark at CVS, adding 2,000 members.
The United Auto Workers union is unfolding a fightback program at its 36th Constitutional Convention here this week.