While watching Romney's speech at the RNC, I couldn't help but think of the courageous members of UNITE HERE Local 1. For nine years they have been on the longest hotel strike in U.S. history.
The platform, up for adoption at the party's convention in Charlotte, N.C., so strongly backs workers' rights that it virtually endorses the Employee Free Choice Act,.
Progressive forces here have put a ballot initiative mandating paid sick time onto the Nov. 6 ballot. Disney World and other interests are going all-out to block it.
Building trades workers were hoping for desperately needed union-wage jobs when Nippon Corporation announced plans to build a $71 million biomass cogeneration plant.
"We won't ever let them take our movement backward," exclaimed Arlene Holt Baker, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO.
The still active Detroit Port on the Detroit River is where union members and city residents rallied yesterday.
House Republicans demand OSHA emphasize its Voluntary Protection Program while unions and the GAO say OSHA doesn't have the staff to monitor VPP firms' performance.
Republicans - presumed presidential nominee Mitt Romney included - have become anti-public education, Democratic Vice President Joseph Biden says.
"We don't want to outsource our jobs. We're gonna keep on fighting till we get a decent contract."
Michigan's Protect Our Jobs coalition has gathered more than double the amount of signatures necessary to put a proposed state constitutional amendment enshrining union rights on the Nov. 6 ballot.