A crowd heard Communist Party Labor Commission Chair Scott Marshall's take on how he sees these issues fit into the macro-challenges facing labor movement today.
Remaking the U.S. workforce to make it more competitive in the 21st century will take an attitude shift by companies, students, and their parents.
Senate Labor Committee Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said on Jan. 26 that he would not seek re-election next year.
The two top Illinois labor leaders were joined by policy experts to demand closing tax loopholes for Wall Street and the richest two percent of Americans.
Nearly 1,100 burials were delayed after negotiations between the two groups broke down and workers were locked out of the association's 26 cemeteries.
The workers were protesting not just their low pay but also the intolerable working conditions on an important canal construction project.
The number of union members nationwide declined by 398,000 from 2011 to 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says in its latest report.
The labor movement is celebrating its ties to the civil rights movement here this weekend as the AFL-CIO gathers to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Parsons was described by the Chicago Police Department as "more dangerous than a thousand rioters."