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.
The strike by dock workers could have frozen business at every port from Boston to Houston.
It was the first attempt to found a national miner's union.
In a landmark decision the National Labor Relations Board threw out a 50-year precedent and took away a powerful weapon employers have had.
The hunger strikers called on postal management to suspend cuts and closures and allow Congress to fix the finances by repealing the prefunding mandate and refunding the pension surplus.
The same weekend as U.S. Walmart workers went on a Black Friday strike 112 garment workers were killed in a fire in Bangladesh.
She needed a notebook more than food. It would save her sanity and soul.
On December 20, 2005, thousands of workers began what was to be a three-day strike of the New York City transit system over retirement, pension and wage issues.