Some 1,100 streetcar workers strike in New Orleans on July 1, 1929, spurring the creation of the po' boy sandwich.
All of us on the left who see the importance of strengthening the labor movement need to be fully engaged in this process.
Rebuilding the U.S.' decaying infrastructure to also counteract climate change will produce good middle class jobs and grow the economy.
The labor movement and its allies are celebrating the restoration of union bargaining rights for hundreds of Sheraton employees.
Organized labor has weighed in on the side of LGBT rights in central Ohio, starting with the strong support given to discharged teacher Carla Hale.
Saying that it would help lift up workers and families, Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris reiterated the Obama administration's support for raising the minimum wage.
Hyatt fired housekeepers, replacing them with out-of-state minimum-wage temps. Unite Here has called a boycott of Hyatt.
The Supreme Court will try to sort out the political war over the legality of "recess appointments" to the National Labor Relations Board.
The trimmed-down Hostess has a far less costly operating structure than the predecessor company, but workers are no longer unionized.
The Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the "Wobblies," was founded at a 12-day convention in Chicago, June 27, 1905.