Two union federations that have been leaders in the "Arab Spring," in Tunisia and Bahrain, received the AFL-CIO's top human rights award.
In the wake of a GOP-induced controversy over contraceptive rights and health care, the AFL-CIO has stepped forward to defend women's access to contraception, "regardless of where they work."
In their constant quest for ever-larger profits, at least five of the nation's leading banks have entered the sleazy, unscrupulous, and usurious field of payday lending.
The plaintiffs had sought a judgment to stop Monsanto from suing them for growing crops containing genes patented by the company.
Community activists, clergy and labor came together in defense of a simple concept - the right of workers to be paid for the work they do.
"In this country we are not supposed to have czars or dictators, we are supposed to have elected officials we can hold accountable."
At a press conference yesterday, leaders of numerous civil rights, community, faith, environmental and labor organizations also condemned the bill.
"You gave voice to what I have been feeling for so long," exclaimed several participants in response to a speech by Raglan George.
This will not be the end of the Republicans' 2012 anti-labor campaign.
The Arizona House approved Republican Gov. Jan Brewer's plan to take away civil service protections from state workers.