My union, the IAM, calls for a national industrial policy and massive investment in infrastructure - something China has actually done, not just talked about.
VANCOUVER, Canada - In the video below, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, summarizes an opinion expressed by many at this global union meet: Make the banks pay to create jobs and clean up their mess.
CLEVELAND - At a town hall meeting on "Creating Green Jobs," AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka called for massive federal investment in clean energy industry and technology.
DETROIT - Two years after a paper mill shut down in Kimberly, Wis., 70 percent of the workers are still unemployed, commented Michael Bolton, from the Steelworkers.
DETROIT - "This struggle for jobs can be the glue that holds us all together, that allows us to be more than we are - it allows 'us' to be 'we'." the AFL-CIO's Nick Unger told a packed workshop
DETROIT - United Auto Workers President Bob King brought a message to the U.S. Social Forum here: "The UAW will speak up for and lead the fight for all workers, regardless of whether they are in unions."
DETROIT - Labor made its presence felt at the U.S. Social Forum on Wednesday at a lively march and rally in the center of this ravaged city, calling for jobs and an end to cuts in city services.
VANCOUVER, Canada - As a world congress of the International Trade Union Confederation got under way here Monday, leaders blasted the economic crisis hitting working people.
CLEVELAND - AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka attacked right-wing efforts to use the federal budget deficit as an excuse to block programs needed to end the economic crisis.
Today a young couple with two kids told me a sad story: they are giving their house, a house they had built just eight years ago, back to the bank.