OAKLAND, Calif. - Southwest Airlines ground workers took to the picket lines in 16 cities March 28, to protest contract proposals they say would compromise the airline's tradition of outstanding customer service.
Since the union's contract with Southwest Airlines became amendable, workers say the company has stalled in negotiations and brought an ever-increasing list of demands for cuts.
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.
Earlier this month I marched for three days with Florida's Immokalee farmworkers and their supporters.
They have agreed to cooperate on safety issues; launch joint campaigns targeting employers in-common; and advance a strategy promoting the right of workers to organize unions and bargain.
Hundreds of passing drivers honked in solidarity with 200 postal workers and community supporters' who rallied here Sunday afternoon to "save the Postal Service."
The South African government honored longtime International Longshore and Warehouse Union activist Leo Robinson with its Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award.
"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.