U.S. workers' wages rise when U.S. unions thrive, the temporary top man at the U.S. Labor Department, acting Secretary Seth Harris, says.
The actions were in solidarity with Lisa Lopez, a Walmart associate who has experienced retaliation from her bosses for her involvement in OURWalmart.
"We don't need an emergency manager; we need someone to help manage our emergency."
The 2012 election is barely in the books, but the AFL-CIO is already starting to think about the next round of polling, in November 2014.
If Republican lawmakers get their way, Missouri may become the 25th state in the nation to impose a so-called 'Right-to-Work' law.
The executive council of the AFL-CIO unanimously passed a resolution demanding that the Congress of the United States immediately pass immigration reform.
The revamp will meet the conditions of changing workplaces, extend labor's reach, and shift its emphasis within the federation to more inter-union and regional cooperation.
Reports showing union membership at an all-time low are of enormous concern at a gathering of the nation's labor leaders. Members of the AFL-CIO executive council see it tied to attacks on democratic rights.
Before the $85 billion budget cut time bomb explodes, leaders of the nation's unions are hammering out details of a program to prevent job losses and restore the economy for the working-class majority.
Can you imagine trying to live on $2.13 an hour, with no sick days and a 1-in-10 chance of having health care coverage?