Some 200 union advocates of single-payer government-run national health care met in Chicago in mid-January to plan their next moves.
Senate Labor Committee Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said on Jan. 26 that he would not seek re-election next year.
The number of union members nationwide declined by 398,000 from 2011 to 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says in its latest report.
A wide cross section of the faith, labor, and social justice community protested Walmart's attempt to build a store near the Detroit border.
The Teamsters, after a long organizing campaign and extended bargaining, have won and ratified a first contract for a notable group of West Coast workers.
Leaders of the nation's two teachers unions praised President Obama and lawmakers who have unveiled comprehensive gun control proposals.
The Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan held a press conference to emphasize how the auto giant is unfairly treating its 3,300 workers at its Canton, Mississippi plant.
Wisconsin is the state known as 'America's Dairyland', but this month it ran out of milk.
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who repeatedly declared herself "the new sheriff in town" on behalf of workers the last four years, resigned her position on Jan. 9.