Once again, a Senate Republican filibuster killed a pro-worker bill, the Bring The Jobs Home Act, to extend tax credits to firms which do just that.
In 1947 the 81st Congress, controlled by Republicans for the first time since 1930, overruled President Truman's veto and rammed the Taft-Hartley Law through Congress, severely limited strike activities .
OSHA announced a new proposed federal rule - long pushed by the Steelworkers and other unions - to cut down worker exposure to silica. OSHA estimated the rule would prevent 700 deaths yearly.
The United Steelworkers has condemned the Jan. 24 arrest of Manny Armenta, one of its international representatives, by customs officials in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.