Hartmarx workers declare victory

DES PLAINES, Ill. — In an unprecedented display of hope, struggle and unity, more than 600 workers at the Hart Schaffner & Marx factory here joined with union leaders and elected officials in a rally June 29 to celebrate a major victory that will save nearly 4,000 jobs nationwide and keep the Chicago-based company open for business.

12 Senate Dems are key on employee free choice, union leader says

There are 12 “wavering” Senate Democrats that supporters of labor law reform need to be concerned with, Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen told the union’s legislative conference in Washington this week.


Unionists demand universal health care at DC rally

WASHINGTON (PAI)—Declaring Congress must listen to the voters, and not the health insurance companies, thousands of health care advocates—led by unionists—demanded universal, affordable health care in a mass rally on June 25.

Massive Capitol Hill rally demands real health reform

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of union members and ordinary citizens massed on Capitol Hill on Thursday to make their voices heard for a progressive health care reform with a public option.


South Carolinians point to Sanfords real misdeeds

South Carolina AFL-CIO President Donna DeWitt quickly brushed aside questions about Gov. Mark Sanford’s tearful admission June 24 that he flew secretly to Argentina for a weeklong tryst. Instead she pointed to other, bigger misdeeds.


Wells Fargo charged with job-icide and home-icide

CHICAGO — Dozens of labor, community and religious leaders rallied here in front of the Wells Fargo home lending offices June 23 demanding the bank save 100 jobs and extend credit to the Quad City Die Casting company in Moline, Ill., slated to close July 12.

Daryl Hannah, scientist arrested in W.Va. protest

Actress Daryl Hannah, NASA scientist James Hansen and former U.S. Rep. Ken Hechler were among 31 people arrested Tuesday as they and several hundred others protested mountaintop removal mining in southern West Virginia.

Medical industry trying to scare up votes against Obama plan

As the president travels around the country to build support for an overhaul of the health care system, the medical industry is trying to scare up opposition to his plan with claims that Obama seeks to deny patients the lifesaving tests they need.

Unions, allies to rally in Washington for health care

WASHINGTON (PAI)--There’s a mass march on Washington for health care, after all, on June 25. Unionists from around the country are set to descend that day on the nation’s Capital to demand universal, quality, affordable health care with cost controls and choice of doctors -- and to insist that Congress not pay for it by taxing workers’ health benefits.


It's still Main Street versus Wall Street

Over the past few months, we've had conversations across our union and across our country about how to improve the lives and future of working families.

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