The 1981 PATCO strike permanently changed U.S. labor relations and opened the door to the bitter, ideological polarization now rife in U.S. politics.
The Coalition of Labor Union Women and a wide range of other women's groups are banding together to push their issues to the fore in the 2012 election.
A sea of banners flowed along 6th Avenue in a show of solidarity and Local 32BJ strength as New York City building service workers demanded a good contract.
The contract covers performers, recording artists and other broadcast professionals who work for ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.
The AFL-CIO and allied groups have held actions in 50 cities urging extension of unemployment benefits set to begin expiring in January.
It's a classic case showing how employers manipulate voter lists to defeat union organizing drives, but the NLRB has given workers a second chance at winning representation.
The same highly-profitable nationwide utility that is trying to drastically raise rates on its St. Louis customers is using workers from a non-union labor law-breaking company to try to replace its Utility Worker members.
In an unusual situation, the NLRB ruled, in a case involving a Bronson, Mich., auto parts maker, that locked-out workers are still "employees" of the company and covered by labor law.
Steelworkers are strongly supporting a new "Buy America" jobs push, targeted at infrastructure projects, proposed Rep. Nick Rahall and colleagues.
According to Steelworkers President Leo Gerard, the ruling extending import curbs on steel plate from Korea, India and Indonesia will save U.S. jobs.