Obama administration Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is arguing for revisions in federal laws to make them more family-friendly.
Two world-changing figures from the worlds of politics and music were born 72 years ago today, June 18, 1942.
The latest attack on teachers and their unions was handed down on June 10 by Judge Rolf M. Treu of Los Angeles Superior Court, in his ruling on Vergara v. California.
"There's an aspect of capitalist development that is introducing problems in areas of education, including reading, and that's forced us into something of a crisis."
Now a new lawsuit, filed in federal court in Houston by the AFT's affiliate there, exposes just how pernicious the problems are.
Workers in the United States know organizing here in the belly of the corporate beast is no easy task.
Leaders of the United Auto Workers union are well aware of the attacks against workers worldwide. Their fightback program is called "PRO Members."
Retiring UAW President Bob King proclaimed a truism long understood by labor activists - "The amount of power you have determines the amount of justice you get."
Proving that stupid political statements are not confined to the "Lower 48" of the nation's 50 states, the Republican mayor of Anchorage called union dues "slavery."
On May 20, 1639, the first American public elementary school was established. This was arguably the beginning of the idea of free public education for all.