Faced with a threat by Hostess' CEO to close the bankrupt company and liquidate it, the Bakery Workers are denouncing his "lies" and hanging tough.
Fresh off of a consequential U.S. election, union leaders started planning future legislative priorities for the labor movement.
Saying American Water Works broke labor law, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) official ordered the firm to restore retiree health benefits.
Local worker allies held an action at an Orlando-area Walmart store to bring attention to another instance of retaliation against a Walmart "associate."
On October 24, 1940 the 40-hour workweek went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The new law had been signed by President Roosevelt in 1938.
Unfair labor practice charges were filed with the NLRB after the Bain-owned company threatened to shut the plant if workers continue efforts to stop outsourcing.
The workers, who will lose their jobs to China thanks to Mitt Romney's Bain Capital, will star in a new film about their struggle.
Unions are on full mobilization status as they rev up their final push in the 2012 election battle.
In a win for 100 embattled salt mine workers, the NLRB ruled their employer, Carey Salt, illegally declared impasse in their 2010 contract talks.
The Walmart store here was buzzing with noontime traffic, as dozens of union and community members gathered by the entrance.