The ruling House GOP wouldn't even let lawmakers vote on a 2-year bipartisan highway-mass transit bill the Senate approved earlier this month.
Unions must continue to mobilize, lobby, and reach out for allies to stop the constant stream of anti-worker legislation that keeps flowing into and out of state legislatures.
The bill drew immediate praise from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
Despite claims of economic recovery heard recently, median weekly worker income for most months of the past two years, just like most years of the past 35 years, is either flat, or less, than the year before.
"The sun is shining on organized labor today," State Sen. Tim Green, told thousands of union members.
The Teamsters have apparently caught the Obama Transportation Department in several contradictions.
The Obama administration's Office of Management and Budget is sitting on - apparently indefinitely - a proposed job safety rule to cut worker exposure to silica dust.
The Missouri AFL-CIO Labor Legislative Conference provides union members with an opportunity to talk with their state representatives and state senators about issues important to working families.
The labor movement has more than its share of critics. It seems like nearly everyone is ready to give it advice, whether solicited or not.