The success or failure of the American labor movement in the 21st century will be the work of the young.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson received $27 million last year and the telecommunications giant saw its revenues soar to $126.7 billion.
It would be wrong to simply characterize this global economic crisis as only cyclical in nature.
Domestic Workers United, which the AFL-CIO recently honored, and Occupy Wall Street, the anti-greed grass-roots movement labor backs, decided to oppose construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Texas.
Wisconsin's union busting governor Scott Walker came to Chicago last week and labor, community and Occupy Chicago reminded him the Windy City is a union town.
From one end of Zuccotti Park to another announcements were made about a march in solidarity with Verizon workers - then over 200 marched to Verizon headquarters at 140 West Street where Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 1101 is continuing its rallies for a fair contract.
The Communications of America found common cause with the Occupy movement when Verizon workers, along with other union members, marched from the picket line to Zuccotti Park, chanting "All day, all week, Occupy Wall Street!
The ITUC is calling for the G20 and the IMF to support a three-step response to the mounting debt burden.
Occupy Chicago protesters adopted two official demands: Repeal the Bush tax cuts for the rich and prosecute "Wall Street Criminals."