The AFL-CIO will probe new ways of organizing itself and the broader labor movement and its allies to meet what it says are the changing times.
The revamp will meet the conditions of changing workplaces, extend labor's reach, and shift its emphasis within the federation to more inter-union and regional cooperation.
Reports showing union membership at an all-time low are of enormous concern at a gathering of the nation's labor leaders. Members of the AFL-CIO executive council see it tied to attacks on democratic rights.
The radical right, big business and GOP coalition that pushes right to work for less legislation suffered a setback in Virginia in late January.
Disregarding a move by Michigan's GOP governor to take the issue straight to the state Supreme Court, Michigan unions sued to overturn the state's "right to work" law affecting private sector workers.
Actions in the U.S. will vary from protests to delivering letters to Mexican government consulate offices.
The NLRB found that Local 1181 had a fair dispute with both the DOE and the bus companies.
The long struggle by thousands of Avondale shipyard workers here to save their jobs appears to have been successful.
"The board respectfully disagrees with the decision and believes the president's position in the matter will ultimately be upheld," said NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce.
Mayor Bloomberg's anti-worker, anti-union bias again reared its ugly head when he and his DOE appointed head attacked school bus drivers and their union.