Labor's fight against the radical Right isn't just occurring in the streets or at the ballot box. Unions are challenging the Right Wing's schemes in court, too.
The nurses were among 23,000 of their co-workers holding a one-day strike at three-dozen Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente facilities in northern and central California, as well as Oakland Children's Hospital.
In the latest effort to strengthen labor's hand in the global economy, West Coast dockworkers this month welcomed pilots at the Panama Canal into their union. And longshore unions on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts are forging new ties.
Hundreds of striking workers concluded their strike yesterday with a picket and protest at the Park Hyatt, which won notoriety when management there turned heat lamps on striking workers in July.
On September 10, Labor Day, New York City's main thoroughfare, Fifth Avenue, was filled for 30 blocks with thousands of union families celebrating the labor movement.
Hundreds of hotel workers and their supporters thronged through the heart of downtown Sept. 5, marking Labor Day with a lively, noisy march.
LONGVIEW, Wash. - Embattled dockworkers marched on their picket lines, Labor Day weekend, standing tall against EGT, the international grain consortium that seeks to break the union at their huge new grain terminal in the Port of Longview.
The year 2011 should serve as a reminder of how far the U.S. has come on job safety issues - and how far it has yet to go.