Younger CWA union members start Next Generation campaign to organize youth into better-paid jobs and labor's social activism.
"We're a pretty good team," says Sarah Mandel, one of a group of young interns working here to stop the Avondale shipyard from closing.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and other panelists convened by the labor federation offered ideas on July 11 on how to get the U.S. out of its persistent jobs crisis.
"Our challenge is to build a movement that restores the American Dream," said Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen.
Carolyn Wade didn't go looking for a fight, but she's in the middle of a big one: some call it a war on workers.
Ruling Republicans on the intensely ideological House Education and the Workforce Committee seized on a National Labor Relations Board proposal to streamline union election processes to once again bash the agency and organized labor.
The Communications Workers of America is stressing "movement building" as its convention opens in Las Vegas this week.
California's Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, vetoed a bill that would have allowed farm workers to use the card check method to unionize. Brown refused to meet with the farm workers and the 25 legislators that camped outside of his office.
The 3.2-million-member National Education Association has endorsed President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.
An accident at a uranium-processing plant in Metropolis, Ill, shows the danger of using scab labor in a plant that requires sophisticated and trained workers.