On the final day of their International Convention 2011, the United Steel Workers (USW) introduced the union's new Paul Wellstone award. The first recipients are: actor and chair of TransAfrica, Danny Glover; and Ed Shultz, host of the Ed Shultz Show on MSNBC.
The East Grand Forks, Minn., city council voted unanimously to send a letter urging American Crystal Sugar to return to negotiations with its locked-out workers.
Workers this week will miss their first paycheck as result of the strike, now in its 11th day. Pension and disability benefits were suspended as the strike began.
Facing cuts in wages and health care as well as total elimination of their pensions, workers at the highly profitable Conn-Selmer plant went on strike.
"Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed" - Lincoln's quote opened the United Steelworkers Convention.
CWA members, union supporters and community activists rallied outside of a St. Louis Verizon store.
The sounds of support from passing drivers reached us before we got to the picket line in an industrial area of Syracuse on Thursday.
Many of the women and men had their children with them, some experiencing the fight for justice for the first time.
Wealthy conservatives are behind a ballot initiative that would restrict unions' involvement in political campaigns.
Air Canada is the world's ninth largest passenger airline and was an independent government-owned enterprise until its privatization in the 1980s.