Despite 17 bargaining sessions over a 60-day period, GE has decided to shutter its 75-year-old plant in Fort Edward, New York.
January 23 is, like most days, a day to remember in labor history.
Controversy over the narrowly ratified eight-year contract extension between the Machinists and Boeing will be a key issue.
Contrary to what right-wing politicians would have us believe, labor unions have been part of the fabric of American society for a very long time.
"My personal caregiver came to me two weeks ago in a snowstorm. She gets a really good wage because of the union. When she's stress-free, I'm stress-free."
On this day in 1946, some 750,000 steel workers walked off the job in the largest work stoppage in the industry.
The money bill's positives led Richard Trumka to call it "a good start that moves in the right direction" on spending priorities.
Leonard Woodcock was born to Ernest Woodcock and Margaret Freel in Providence, R.I. in February 15, 1911.
The social compact is gone, said UAW president Bob King, yesterday in Detroit. "And if we want a growing middle class again, we need to restore it."
Unions are gearing up for yet another fight over so-called "fast track," also known as trade promotion authority.