The thrill and excitement of having President Barack Obama at the Chicago Ford factory was tempered by continuing high unemployment figures, and worries that people won't be able to buy the new cars produced.
WASHINGTON - The AFL-CIO executive committee has voted unanimously to join One Nation, Working Together, a new coalition of labor and civil rights groups.
BALTIMORE - In the shadow of the Wilkens Ave. Bridge, one of Maryland's 372 "structurally deficient bridges," more than 200 workers rallied Aug. 2 to "Build Maryland so Maryland Works."
WASHINGTON - The nation's labor leaders, meeting here, are hammering out a plan to prevent "the nightmare" that would result from a Republican takeover of Congress.
A Green Technician training partnership between an electrical contractors group and IBEW Local 481 helped capture "millions of dollars worth of labor" for the union's members.
President Obama visited a General Motors in Hamtramck and a Chrysler plant in Detroit Friday to celebrate the auto companies' comeback - but the comback has come with a cost.
Interest is growing in the history and legacy of Depression-era New Deal programs like the Works Progress Administration.
My union, the IAM, calls for a national industrial policy and massive investment in infrastructure - something China has actually done, not just talked about.
"Ohio is losing $58 million a year because our pensions were cut," stated Bruce Gump, president of the Delphi Salaried Retirees Committee, in testimony at a hearing of the Congressional Finances Committee in Canfield, Ohio, July 14.
SEATTLE - AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka urged union teachers to "stand together, work together, march together, vote together" to defeat the right-wing attacks on public education.