Every worker who has ever died on the job in America will be remembered nationwide April 28 on Workers Memorial Day while OSHA continues its 42-year battle to end death and injury at the modern American workplace.
With less than a month to go before the big day, the Letter Carriers are kicking off nationwide publicity for the union's 20th annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive.
There was notable solidarity pouring in from various and sometimes surprising quarters leading up to April 23, the day that American Airlines management took their union-busting ambitions to court.
In an April 17 Senate hearing, union groups joined civil rights, community and faith-based organizations in a renewed push to legally ban racial profiling by law enforcers.
Republicans blocked action on the "Paying a Fair Share Act" that would have required the rich to pay at the same tax rate as most of the middle and working class.
More than 100,000 union members and activists from community groups are in "99% spring training sessions" all over the country this week gearing up, they say, to take back the nation from the 1%.
The Occupy Wall Street movement and Amalgamated Transit Union jointly declared April 4 a National Day of Action for Jobs and Mass Transit and will demonstrate in 20 cities across the country.
"Today is another historic day in democracy for the state of Wisconsin," said Phil Neuenfeldt, president of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO.
"My job is to elect 25 Democrats so we can stop these union-bashing, Medicare-privatizing, Social Security-destroying House Republicans," said Rep. Steve Israel.
The AFL-CIO demanded that Mitt Romney fire his chief labor advisor for improper use of inside information obtained from his federal government connections.