Even the jobless benefits bill, which both parties agree upon, is hung up by a partisan dispute over how to pay for the $150 billion measure.
AFA-CWA filed on Jan. 6 with the National Mediation Board for a recognition election among the 53 U.S.-based flight attendants of Aer Lingus, Ireland's national airline.
"It's a new day, a new labor movement," and "victory can come to the 99 percent if we stand united," said AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker.
Yet another right-wing attempt to curb unions' political activism, by cutting off money, landed before the Supreme Court today.
Another right-wing effort to throw public worker unions out of politics hit the U.S. Supreme Court agenda.
The Coalition of Labor Union Women and a wide range of other women's groups are banding together to push their issues to the fore in the 2012 election.
Despite low voter turnout, Chris Eaton polled a majority in each of the district's 22 precincts, earning at least 53 percent in every precinct. She won 60 percent or more in 13 precincts.
Incumbent Teamsters President James Hoffa was re-elected to a fourth term in final results announced by an independent overseer on Nov. 18.
The Service Employees became the third big union - and the second within Change To Win - to endorse Democratic President Barack Obama for re-election.
"You put out a different kind of fire," Solis said, referring to the key role firefighters played in the campaign.