The executive council praised the role workers and independent trade unions are playing in the popular mobilizations against corrupt, oppressive regimes.
The AFL-CIO is mapping plans to educate its members, other workers and the wider electorate in how to overcome efforts to suppress the right to vote.
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.
VIDEO: CWA President Larry Cohen talks about the union's message to America, bringing the troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan and endorsing President Barack Obama.
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.
Tens of thousands of workers and their supporters have hit the streets circulating petitions to put the measure to repeal Senate Bill 5 as a referendum on the November ballot.
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, along with Victor Reuther, will be inducted into Labor's International Hall of Fame on May 17 in Washington, D.C.
Thousands of volunteers are fanning out across Ohio circulating petitions to repeal Senate Bill 5, a measure stripping collective bargaining rights from over 350,000 public employees.
Though unions are under attack in states from Wisconsin to Maine by tea party-backed Republican governors, they are winning the war of public opinion, according to the results of a new poll.