The AFL-CIO called an emergency press conference May 14 to draw attention to what Richard Trumka, its president is describing as an "immediate crisis" for America's workers.
"The mine owners did not find the gold, they did not mine the gold, they did not mill the gold, but by some weird alchemy, all the gold belonged to them!"
Nine years after the Bush government invaded Iraq and overthrew Saddam Hussein, Iraqi unions are still repressed and toiling under the former ruler's labor law, a U.S. unionist who recently toured there says.
On May 14, 1961, Freedom Riders were brutally attacked by violent, well-armed and organized mobs of Klansmen and other terrorists in Anniston and Birmingham, Ala., with the support of local law enforcement and politicians.
The AFL-CIO is demanding the U.S. government yank trade preferences from Bangladesh until that South Asian nation really shows a commitment to protecting its workers.
On May 13, over the years, mine workers unionize, dock workers strike, auto workers face give-backs, cab drivers go out.
"Seven dollars and forty cents is junk food money - you have to fight for what is right."
This was yet another victory for big business handed down by GOP-named judges.
A close reading of the draft comprehensive immigration reform bill discloses provisions to bring undocumented workers under labor law coverage.
The NLRB and the Justice Department formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the issue of whether the courts can legally strip federal agencies of their power to do anything.