Envisioning a common cause coalition powerful enough to defeat the stranglehold of "entrenched corporate interests," Richard Trumka announced an agenda that would include many democratic goals.
Gebre's first attempt at union organizing in Orange County was a smashing success. He successfully signed up 400 workers who toiled as sorters of trash.
The 50-plus unions of the AFL-CIO redoubled its efforts to diversify its ranks and leadership with more women, workers of color, LGBT and young workers.
They are striking to protest harassment and intimidation by company management, all unfair labor practices.
Hundreds of activists marched through downtown Minneapolis on August 20 to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, providing, for the first time ever, guaranteed income for retirees and creating a system of unemployment benefits.
On July 11, 1936, one of the great construction jobs in U.S. history was completed. It was opening day in New York City of the Triborough Bridge.
The actions, organized by UMWA, were in support of the union's campaign to save health care for retired miners and win better wages, benefits and working conditions for miners on the job.
Reece will be forever known for the song, "Which Side Are You On?" written in 1931 during the "Harlan County War" strike in which her husband, Sam Reece, was an organizer.
"Corporate greed at Cooper Tire is flat out wrong!" That was the message brought by pickets protesting the lockout of 1051 workers by Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. at its plant in Findlay, Ohio.