Labor unions, including some that did not at first like the idea, say that hooking up with nonunion workers' centers has helped them make gains, including growing their own memberships.
The AFL-CIO's executive council unanimously passed a resolution Feb. 19 calling for the passage of strong federal legislation to restore the Voting Rights Act.
We are declaring here and now that the labor movement is going to focus like a laser beam on raising wages for all American workers, union and non-union," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters today.
The nation's labor leaders say that America's workers and their unions will not be deterred by the setback at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.
A misleading op-ed co-written by a Koch and ALEC ally, falsely claimed creating a union in a local Volkswagen plant would negatively impact the state economy and plant relations.
Hundreds of AFGE members marched on Capitol Hill on Feb. 11 campaigning for national and union causes.
The 800 workers stood strong and with a broad array of public support forced the administration of the community hospital to end the lockout.
If the union wins, the victory would make VW the UAW's second plant in the Volunteer State, but its first successful organizing drive in years in the anti-union South.
Gerard ran down a range of progressive initiatives Obama has proposed during his five years in the Oval Office. Then he launched his blast at the GOP.
Union leaders welcomed the NLRB's proposals. The right wing House GOP and the National Retail Federation screamed.