Representing the Pullman Porters, the Brotherhood was the first African-American labor union to sign a collective bargaining agreement with a major U.S. corporation.
What made May 1st special was the broad cross section of Michigan labor and faith leaders who proudly celebrated May Day.
"We are going to stand up, fight back and go to jail for our members - and that is something Peabody can't buy."
ExxonMobil's flat refusal to deal with safety issues at the largest refinery in the U.S. in Baytown, Texas has led the oil firm to threaten to lock out its 850 union employees.
"Many of those killed and injured are temporary workers who often perform the most dangerous jobs and are not receiving the training and protective measures required."
May Day demonstrations here and across the nation today are part of global demonstrations involving tens of millions on every continent.
Today in Austin, Texas, the National Taxi Workers Alliance granted its first local chapter charter since it joined the AFL-CIO.
The University of Wisconsin at Madison has been at the center of an ongoing dispute between workers rights activists and the Palermo's frozen pizza company.
The special representative to the National War Labor Board issued a report setting forth provisions respecting wage rates for women working in war industries.
Instead, Hyatt Hotels announced its nomination of a longtime financial executive and McDonald's Board Member, Cary McMillan, to join its board of directors.