All of us on the left who see the importance of strengthening the labor movement need to be fully engaged in this process.
But the alleged business job creation rate is not enough to make a positive dent in the number of jobless, which was 11.8 million in May.
On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal officially opened, after 32 years of construction and an estimated 28,000 worker deaths.
Alexander Berkman took a shot at and stabbed but failed to kill Henry Clay Frick, the steel magnate.
Today in labor history ... an Occupy trio: 1934 first sit-down strike, 1937 Women's Day Massacre and 1953 four-day general strike in Hawaii.
The labor movement has more than its share of critics. It seems like nearly everyone is ready to give it advice, whether solicited or not.
Defending the middle class has become a central theme in labor's fightback.
Before the dust had settled on the 2010 elections, the Chamber of Commerce, the corporate-secret-donor political action committees and the far right began to move into attack mode against the labor movement. After all, they expect a good return on the hundreds of millions of dollars they spent buying Congress.
Do you, the reader, think you make too much money?Because there are many who think public sector workers do!