The time for government action is now. In the days and weeks to come, labor and immigrant rights organizations will hold more dramatic actions.
On Sept. 25, 1789, the first Congress of the U.S. approved 12 amendments to the recently adopted U.S. Constitution, and sent them to the states for ratification.
Many of our hardest working union sisters and brothers just completed the most important AFL-CIO convention in history.
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.