Saying Comptroller John Liu "would end the favoritism towards the wealthy 1%" and return the government to its people, AFSCME District Council 37 delegates unanimously endorsed his mayoral candidacy.
UAW President Bob King, and actor Danny Glover are in Johannesburg where that country's Metalworkers union has come out fighting for the right of 5,000 Mississippi Nissan workers to organize a union.
With the 10th anniversary of the Congress Hotel strike approaching, Unite Here Local 1, the union representing Chicago's hospitality workers, announced the end of strike on May 29.
A group of more than 100 Walmart workers from stores in Northern California, Miami, Boston, Denver and elsewhere started an extended strike on Memorial Day against the retail mega-monster.
Rose Will Monroe, who became famous as "Rosie the Riveter," died on May 31, 1997. During World War II, Monroe went to work in the aircraft industry as a riveter making parts for military airplanes.
On May 30, 1929, the Ford Motor Company signed a technical assistance contract to produce cars in the newly industrializing Soviet Union.
On May 29, 1996, the United Farm Workers of America reached agreement on a contract for 450 lettuce harvesters, ending a 17-year-long boycott.
Saying Hyatt Hotel magnate Penny Pritzker destroys jobs, Unite Here members crowded into the back of a Senate hearing room to show the union opposes her nomination as U.S. Commerce Secretary.
Minimum wage workers, earning $74 a month were beaten by riot police for a protest demanding a $14 a month raise.
The strike was precipitated when city workers were summarily fired after attempting to form a union.