AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka termed Boehner's decision "a slap in the face." Others were more caustic.
In the depths of the Great Depression, some 500 farmers marched into the town of England, Ark., to demand food for their starving families.
If you think courts aren't important to workers, then unions in Wisconsin, Alaska and Texas have a blunt message for you: Wrong.
On this day in 1830, the trial of nearly 350 agricultural workers began in England.
President Roosevelt lifted the "military-necessary exclusion" of Japanese Americans from the West Coast, marking the beginning of the end of a shameful chapter of U.S. history.
The labor movement has added its voice to the demands for voting reform that are sweeping the nation.
Gompers died December 13, 1924. He served as president of the American Federation of Labor from 1886 to 1894 and from 1895 to his death.
"We cannot cut our way to job creation," the Rev. Roosevelt Broadnax told labor and community allies.
The "right to work for less" law can be overturned.
The unions and their allies have launched campaigns against the budget cutting ideas, contacting lawmakers both in D.C. and at home.