NEW ORLEANS - Chet Held, 48, has been fishing the waters here off the Gulf Coast since he was a little boy.
WASHINGTON — "Our people want to work!" Rep. Betty Sutton of Ohio declared at the 1,000-strong Steelworker Rapid Response Conference here on May 6.
NEW ORLEANS - Labor leaders here say the oil spill will be worse for workers in this region than Hurricane Katrina was almost five years ago and that the major media, both locally and nationally, are actually downplaying its significance.
MARION, Ohio - Long-time labor activist Bruce Bostick called for building a "wide coalition to isolate the right wing" to win basic necessities for working people and move towards socialism.
Under the banner of "Good Jobs Now! Make Wall Street Pay" Chicago labor and allies will be marching on LaSalle Street, Chicago's version of Wall Street.
CLEVELAND - Another land mine left by Wall Street's assault on American communities exploded here Tuesday night when the school board voted to lay off nearly 10 percent of its employees.
Construction joblessness is above 20% and bank credit for private construction has been yanked in the recession. Jobs top unions' agenda.
DETROIT - Teamsters union President James Hoffa, a Detroit native, received the first Wayne State University "Labor Leaders on Labor" award at a ceremony here this month.
In a national webcast today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said, "We are taking this fight straight to Wall Street. They created this mess and now they have to pay."
The AFL-CIO, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and others are calling for immediate and powerful grassroots action for the Miller Bill, to create or save up to one million jobs in local governments.