Interest is growing in the history and legacy of Depression-era New Deal programs like the Works Progress Administration.
My union, the IAM, calls for a national industrial policy and massive investment in infrastructure - something China has actually done, not just talked about.
"Ohio is losing $58 million a year because our pensions were cut," stated Bruce Gump, president of the Delphi Salaried Retirees Committee, in testimony at a hearing of the Congressional Finances Committee in Canfield, Ohio, July 14.
SEATTLE - AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka urged union teachers to "stand together, work together, march together, vote together" to defeat the right-wing attacks on public education.
SEATTLE — Delegates to the American Federation of Teachers 81th Convention here applauded as AFT President Randi Weingarten urged them to mobilize for an October 2 jobs march on Washington, D.C.
VANCOUVER, Canada - In the video below, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, summarizes an opinion expressed by many at this global union meet: Make the banks pay to create jobs and clean up their mess.
Thousands of state and local government employees rocked the 'Cradle of Freedom' here when they staged a peaceful takeover on June 30 of the historic Boston Common.
The Steelworkers union and the American Wind Energy Association have agreed to work together to develop the wind power industry - with U.S. workers in U.S. factories.
CLEVELAND - At a town hall meeting on "Creating Green Jobs," AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka called for massive federal investment in clean energy industry and technology.
Gerald McEntee, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, demanded that Congress "stop fooling around and pass the jobs bill that is before them."