African American delegates met in Washington, D.C., to form the Colored National Labor Union.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union said tentative agreement has been reached between ILWU Local 63's Office Clerical Unit (OCU) and 14 employers.
This is the fourth time members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers' International Union have voted down an identical offer.
Today in 1946 Oakland California women led a general strike that massed some 140,000 workers.
A federal bankruptcy judge awarded $1.75 million in bonus payments to the corporate executives who ran Hostess Brands into the ground.
Low-wage workers with the help of community groups and labor unions are sending a message to the fast food industry.
A weeklong company lockout at Milbank Manufacturing, a Kansas City, Mo., electrical parts producer, ended when Steelworkers ratified a new contract.
"It's outrageous that Bill Gates says he supports public health programs, and yet he's the primary owner of a company that locks out its workers."
The City Council passed a resolution calling on the state to take action against public workers' contracts "so local governments can control their own finances."
The fly-in preceded dozens of rallies and events planned nationwide around the same theme, starting Dec. 1, according to an AFL-CIO website.