Five flight attendants formed the Air Line Stewardesses Association, the first-ever labor union representing female flight attendants.
The Trades Union Congress, Great Britain's biggest labor federation, with 6.2 million members, elected Frances O'Grady as its General Secretary, its top administrative post.
A Republican minority in the Senate blocked a vote today on equal pay for women after unions and their allies challenged Romney to back the legislation.
The drive kicked off when Senate Democrats announced that Senate leaders promised them a vote on the legislation.
"An outstanding and phenomenal woman," noted Metro Detroit Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) President Millie Hall about Metro Detroit AFL-CIO President Saundra Williams.
The AFL-CIO has stepped forward to defend women's access to contraception, "regardless of where they work."
The anti-worker legislation pushed for the last 18 months by the Big Business-GOP cabal has a disproportionate impact on women and minorities.
With business discrimination against pregnant female workers still widespread, the Service Employees contend one of the best ways to battle it is through collective bargaining and union contracts.
"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.
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.