The labor movement is seeking to expand its influence in the political arena beyond its own membership.
With the current contract set to expire, contract negotiations for the 110,000 members of the United Auto Workers at Ford, GM and Chrysler opened.
Hundreds of delegates to the NAACP's 102nd convention marched in support of UFCW, which is in negotiations with supermarket companies.
After a 4-and-a-half month lockout in the National Football League, players and owners finally agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement.
Construction companies are cheating the state out of as much as $175 million a year, according to a commentary by the Texas AFL-CIO.
What it really is, union leaders say, is a move to strip the NLRB of much of its power to rule for and protect workers' rights.
A UAW local filed labor charges against giant military contractor Bell Helicopter for "an attempt to weaken and eliminate the union."
Labor and community activists gathered in Granite City, Ill., to remember the 1877 St. Louis general strike.
Unionists joined a parade of witnesses in the first of two days of NLRB hearings on its proposed rules to streamline union elections. Most of the witnesses were lawyers, including from several notorious union-busting firms.
The Steelworkers have laid out, again, a detailed case against all three pending "free trade" agreements - with Colombia, Panama and South Korea - circulating on Capitol Hill.