The labor movement is adding careful counting of every single Spanish speaking person in the United States to the long list of things it already does above and beyond its traditional role of representing workers on the job.
Demands are growing to use leftover bailout money to provide jobs for the unemployed.
In a major effort by the Albuquerque Teachers Federation backed by New Mexico labor unions and parents, the federation is planning a huge march and rally at the state capitol to prevent a second round of budget cuts. The march and rally planned for Friday, October 9th, has as its main theme reversing tax cuts for the wealthiest.
Hundreds rally to support City Council bill.
A New York labor giant takes it to the streets.
The times call for a new kind of leadership says an AFL-CIO official.