Resolution 5: "The AFL-CIO hereby invites every worker in the United States to join the labor movement either through an affiliate or through Working America."
"Our nation's basic labor law, the National Labor Relations Act, no longer fulfills its promise to U.S. workers," the AFL-CIO said in a bold resolution passed during the federation's convention.
Local 22, was awarded new contracts by arbitration three times. All three times Mayor Nutter challenged it in court. A successful mass petition drive this year to curb the mayor's power forced Nutter to back down.
In his keynote speech to the AFL-CIO convention, federation President Richard Trumka called for a new type of labor movement, one that fights for all working people's interests.
Envisioning a common cause coalition powerful enough to defeat the stranglehold of "entrenched corporate interests," Richard Trumka announced an agenda that would include many democratic goals.
The union members of tomorrow are not going to be reached in the same manner as their predecessors. Twenty-five percent of U.S. voters are no longer watching television
The nation's prison population exploded from 500,000 to 2.2 million between 1980 and 2011, in the decades since the for-profit business of incarceration was born.
Gebre's first attempt at union organizing in Orange County was a smashing success. He successfully signed up 400 workers who toiled as sorters of trash.
Nothing fueled the anti-union Red Scare propagandists more than the Boston police strike of 1919.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Even in a state with a "right-to-work" law like Florida, workers still need to join unions and leverage their power by collectively bargaining with employers.