On July 11, 1936, one of the great construction jobs in U.S. history was completed. It was opening day in New York City of the Triborough Bridge.
Workers' foes are trying a new tack: Change the wage base, to make the wages as low as possible.
Mental health caregivers at La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in Long Beach, California went on five-day strike last week to protest unfair labor practices.
The job losses occurred in nearly every sector of the economy, but manufacturing and construction businesses were hit particularly hard.
The labor movement and its allies are celebrating the restoration of union bargaining rights for hundreds of Sheraton employees.
The American Railway Union, led by Eugene Debs, initiated a boycott against the Pullman Palace Car Company.
"We stand in Congress on the side of the 99 percent against the one percent. So we need this campaign, we need to raise the minimum wage."
The campaign for $15 an hour or $12 with benefits has been going on for several months now.
James Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks, has often faced criticism for his front office decision making and the team's lack of on-court success.
"We believe all children deserve great schools, and Congress must make the investments so we are ensuring opportunity for all children, not exacerbating current inequities."