This city's huge teachers' union has selected the candidate it prefers in the mayoral race now underway here.
On June 24, 1880, labor and women's rights activist Agnes Nestor was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. She moved to Chicago in 1897 and started working at the age of 14 in the glove industry
"We stand in Congress on the side of the 99 percent against the one percent. So we need this campaign, we need to raise the minimum wage."
On this day in 1893, the American Railway Union - one of the first industrial unions in the United States - was founded.
"If they thought 2012 was bad" in terms of the tide of Latino votes against the GOP, "wait 'till 2014 and 2016."
The campaign for $15 an hour or $12 with benefits has been going on for several months now.
On June 19, 1937, police in Youngstown, Ohio, used tear gas on women and children, including at least one infant in his mother's arms, during the historic strike at Republic Steel.
Here we go again in Wisconsin: Right-wing Gov. Scott Walker's anti-union law is headed for another test in the state's Supreme Court.
Advocates for workers' rights are ramping up pressure to include stronger provisions to protect guest workers from abuse in any new immigration reform legislation.
The Manufacturing & Workforce Development Committee of the Ohio legislature, unanimously voted to table three so-called 'right-to-work' bills.