Union workers at American Crystal Sugar plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa expect to return to work soon now that they approved a contract last Saturday.
"This is nothing more than a politically motivated attack on workers designed to eliminate your voice."
Thousands of New York City fast food workers staged a second one-day walkout from their jobs.
Two more companies have dragged the NLRB into federal appellate courts, questioning the agency's right to rule in their labor-management disputes because NLRB allegedly lacked a quorum.
"They want to take away your right to support your union. They don't want us to be here."
Inside and outside the U.S. Supreme Court, unionists backed the right of same-sex couples to marry as the justices held hearings on two separate cases on the issue.
"We live in a time in which more and more capital is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands," Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told union delegates at the AFL-CIO Labor Legislative Conference.
Union paperworkers walked their picket line round-the-clock last week demanding that Nippon Paper resume "good faith" contract talks. They ended the walkout when the company came back to the bargaining table.
"No contract, no peace!" chanted over fifty demonstrators from SEIU/USWW (Service Employees International Union/United Service Workers West) here Mar. 12.
In what he termed "the most difficult budget" in the state's history, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on March 6, called for deep cuts in a wide range of social programs.