Labor Secretary Perez vows to grow middle class, "so help me God"

LOS ANGELES (PAI)-New Labor Secretary Tom Perez virtually threw away his script at the AFL-CIO Convention here, with a stem-winder speech, pledging worker protections, promising labor and the administration would do it together and with several blasts at corporate greed thrown in for good measure.


Elizabeth Warren at AFL-CIO meet: “If we don’t fight, we don’t win”

LOS ANGELES - Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the outspoken Massachusetts Democrat, told delegates at the 2013 AFL-CIO Convention here Sunday that the agenda of the labor movement and its allies has always been and continues to be the agenda of the American people.


OUR Walmart shows strength in nation's heartland

Growth of OUR Walmart in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan has been greater than all other states combined.


Across nation, Walmart workers protest illegal firings

Across the nation, Walmart workers struck again, and rallied with union and community supporters in some 15 cities.