"I've never stood up for anything in my life, but this is too much to give up."
The federal government has opened a legally required review of a rule designed to cut or eliminate worker exposure to blood-borne illnesses.
The IBEW has called for a change to the Affordable Care Act so workers covered by multi-employer plans don't get hurt or lose coverage.
The contract covered 10,000 workers and provided seniority, hiring, and a medical plan.
The labor movement, aiming to reverse decades of decline suffered under relentless attacks by the corporate-funded right wing, is headed for a major makeover.
The U.S. public still strongly supports public schools and wants to improve them - and is willing to pay to do so.
The latest Republican version of "reform" of the red-ink-ridden U.S. Postal Service is unacceptable.
The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law today in 1990.
WASHINGTON - Union leaders, both in Detroit and nationally, blasted the decision of Detroit's state-appointed financial czar to file for bankruptcy for the 750,000-person Motor City, even as they scrambled to try to help their members and retirees who suddenly face a very uncertain future.
Dobbs first became a pro-labor activist after witnessing the plight of workers during the Great Depression in the 1930s.