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.
Labor, community, faith, women, youth and environmental activists discussed, debated and got fired up for the fights ahead.
Solidarity is key to the victory of any strike, especially for the 45,000 Verizon workers fighting to save their jobs and benefits at the bargaining table.
The 45,000 strikers walked off the job this weekend because the company has refused to budge since negotiations began July 22.
The labor movement is seeking to expand its influence in the political arena beyond its own membership.
Verizon, which earns billions in profits and whose chief officer makes $55,000 per day, is attacking the working conditions, health benefits and pensions of its unionized workforce.
With the current contract set to expire, contract negotiations for the 110,000 members of the United Auto Workers at Ford, GM and Chrysler opened.
The civil rights, labor and farm worker community is mourning the loss of Richard E. Chavez, long-time farm worker and civil rights advocate.
In this video, Piedmont Airlines ramp worker Abdur Dilal tells the more than 1,100 delegates and guests at the Communications Workers convention about the hard-fought campaign to win a union.