The revamp will meet the conditions of changing workplaces, extend labor's reach, and shift its emphasis within the federation to more inter-union and regional cooperation.
Can you imagine trying to live on $2.13 an hour, with no sick days and a 1-in-10 chance of having health care coverage?
Disregarding a move by Michigan's GOP governor to take the issue straight to the state Supreme Court, Michigan unions sued to overturn the state's "right to work" law affecting private sector workers.
Actions in the U.S. will vary from protests to delivering letters to Mexican government consulate offices.
The long struggle by thousands of Avondale shipyard workers here to save their jobs appears to have been successful.