Two large May Day marches converged upon downtown Los Angeles; the flow of marchers and supporters continued for miles.
The original constituent craft unions of the AFL were disaffected from the Knights of Labor, a national labor association.
We are resolved to take clear action to combat racism, in our own house of labor, and in the broader community; there is no time to waste.
Honorees and attendees alike showed what solidarity looks like at the 2014 People's World Amistad Awards, "People & Nature before Profits."
He stressed that mass incarceration of people of color is not a result of a higher crime rate, but of laws that criminalize a whole class of people.
"We need to clearly, openly discuss the reality of racism in America, we have a big vision of a better nation.""
"Our brother killed our sister's son and we do not have to wait for the judgment of prosecutors or courts to tell us how terrible this is."
Filipino lettuce cutters and white packing shed workers struck the powerful Salinas Valley, California, growers and shippers, demanding union recognition and improved working conditions.
A National Weather Service meteorologist has given Metro Detroit the number # 1 ranking in its "misery index." And I deliver mail on foot, house to house, six days a week. That probably explains why I talk to my shoes. I may be delirious.
Labor unions, including some that did not at first like the idea, say that hooking up with nonunion workers' centers has helped them make gains, including growing their own memberships.