Why did workers, organizers and just plain folks rally in support of a struggle happening a thousand miles away? For CWA Local 6360 Vice President Todd Appleby, the answer is simple.
The sounds of support from passing drivers reached us before we got to the picket line in an industrial area of Syracuse on Thursday.
Many of the women and men had their children with them, some experiencing the fight for justice for the first time.
Wealthy conservatives are behind a ballot initiative that would restrict unions' involvement in political campaigns.
Organized labor welcomed the Obama administration's first move against rampant labor rights violations in Guatemala.
Air Canada is the world's ninth largest passenger airline and was an independent government-owned enterprise until its privatization in the 1980s.
Organized labor mobilized in congressional districts nationwide in August, with two top leaders saying union activists this year will take the place of the tea party radicals of 2009-10. And the unionists, leaders and organizers say, are mad.
Labor, community, faith, women, youth and environmental activists discussed, debated and got fired up for the fights ahead.
Solidarity is key to the victory of any strike, especially for the 45,000 Verizon workers fighting to save their jobs and benefits at the bargaining table.
Workers believe that American Crystal Sugar has locked out 1,300 employees at seven plants in three states in order to take advantage of the nationwide attacks on unions.