Unions, led by the Teamsters, the Laborers, the United Food and Commercial Workers, and the AFL-CIO, strongly backed the National Labor Relations Board's recent proposal to change union recognition election procedures.
Years of struggle for good jobs at the site of the former Winchester sporting arms factory, now Science Park at Yale, came together this week when Delphine Clyburn, candidate for Board of Aldermen in Ward 20, led a community delegation to the main building 25 Science Park and demanded 200 jobs.
Organized labor will not allow a Republican to win the presidency, Michael Podherzer, the AFL-CIO's political director said.
Wealthy conservatives are behind a ballot initiative that would restrict unions' involvement in political campaigns.
The labor movement is seeking to expand its influence in the political arena beyond its own membership.
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.
Left-wing candidate Ollanta Humala of the "Gana Peru" coalition won by a nose over Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of disgraced strongman Alberto Fujimori.
The Republicans are facing the recalls because of their support for Gov. Walker's bill killing collective bargaining rights for public workers.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said he supports unions taking an independent political approach in their fight to build the power of workers.
"We will win! We will win!" That was the chant of an exuberant crowd of over 150,000 from across the state and region that rocked the capitol grounds March 12th.