Most of his speech alternated between jabs at GOP leaders, and defense of the Obama administration's actions.
That rewrite, an attempt to end a fight over union recognition votes at airlines and railroads, ended up leaving workers and their unions with the short end of the stick.
Thousands of workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities across California marched on picket lines.
Membership in unions increased by 49,000 from 2010 to 2011, including 15.000 new members in the 16 to 24-year-old range.
Members from turning out to Champlin City Hall to learn more about a coming threat: a proposed "right to work" amendment to the Minnesota constitution.
The tentative agreement may defuse a tense standoff as the Longview dockworkers wage a valiant battle to defend their jobs.
Despite mass opposition to the so-called right to work bill, the Indiana State Senate yesterday approved the measure.
Workers, their unions and their allies are gearing up for more tough legislative fights in 2012.
The AFL-CIO has issued a national appeal for help to stop passage of a so-called "right-to-work" law in Indiana. "We are at war," the AFL-CIO appeal reads. "The assault on workers in Indiana continues."
"Corporate greed at Cooper Tire is flat out wrong!" That was the message brought by pickets protesting the lockout of 1051 workers by Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. at its plant in Findlay, Ohio.