The AFL-CIO will reportedly put "everything we've got" into a primary election challenge against Sen. Blanche Lincoln, a Blue Dog Democrat described as "just terrible for working people."
As nation's labor leaders meet, AFL-CIO's Arlene Holt Baker says, "We will not lower our expectations, because the American people are not lowering theirs."
In a pre-spring offensive against 38,000 transit workers and a riding public of millions, Jay Walder, chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has announced 1,000 layoffs.
The five biggest insurance companies made $12 billion in profits this year. They didn't make that providing health care to people, they did it by denying health care to people.
Labor and its Democratic supporters say health care plan falls short, vow to continue fight to improve after passage. "The last perfect piece of legislation was handed down on stone tablets at Mt. Sinai," said Rep. Dingell.
The mass firing of nearly 100 teachers and school personnel, backed by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, will be seen by many as a slap in the face to teachers, their unions and the entire labor movement.
Frustrated by the intimidation tactics of Safeway's janitorial services contractors, janitors who clean Safeway supermarkets in northern California stopped work on the night of Feb. 10.
AUSTIN, Texas - Labor leaders from across the state, meeting here last weekend, gave their biggest applause when speakers talked about government action to end sky-high unemployment.
Indicating that workers face a tough fight in Congress for labor law reform this year, Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., announced last night that he will help filibuster the president's nominee to the nation's most important labor relations agency.
Consider this: Every year, almost two million American men and women are the victims of violent crime at their workplaces.