Even as Mayor Michael Bloomberg ladles out billions of dollars to contractors in questionable deals, the multimillionaire former businessman is trying to cut pay of 10,000 of the city's municipal trades workers.
From coast to coast, mayors and city councils are hacking away at firefighters' ranks in desperate attempts to cut budgets and save cash by cutting workers.
Republicans unveiled an unprecedented attack on worker rights and protections, including the granddaddy of all anti-union legislation: "Right to work."
The ruling House GOP wouldn't even let lawmakers vote on a 2-year bipartisan highway-mass transit bill the Senate approved earlier this month.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and AFT President Randi Weingarten, blamed the flop on GOP refusal to abandon tax cuts for the rich.
Postal workers are blasting both Postal Service "rescue" bills as deeply flawed legislation that would come close to killing the Postal Service.
The National Association of Letter Carriers has revved up its campaign to save America's postal service.
Postal workers held hundreds of simultaneous rallies all across the country to bring attention to a bill that would address the manufactured financial crisis facing the Postal Service.
Postal workers and their supporters here were among many thousands throughout the country who demonstrated to save the U.S. Postal Service from austerity measures
Contracting out federal jobs to the private sector wastes billions of dollars, a new study shows.