"There are good potential union jobs in clean energy; there's no reason why it can't happen, we just have a lot of work to do."
They are upset by a General Counsel's memo saying franchise holders and the chains that enfranchise them are both responsible for obeying wage and working condition laws.
Saying the Guatemalan government did not live up to its own worker rights commitments, the Obama administration will push its trade case against the Central American nation.
Started in 1979, Detroit's annual Labor History Conference has continuously brought pressing issues faced by the worldwide working class to the front of academic scholarship.
Hundreds of thousands of union members marched past the White House to protest Ronald Reagan's union-busting.
The bombing took place two weeks after the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I'm going to stray from my usual convention speech; I'm going to talk about something that may be difficult and uncomfortable, but what I'm going to say needs to be said."
All the honorees are examples of "courage, compassion and dedication or all three," said Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando.
What workers win at the bargaining table can be and often is yanked away by men and women in black robes - or sometimes it can be restored by them, too.
Whenever the subject of raising hourly pay to a livable level comes up in Los Angeles, you can expect two stalwart foes: The Chamber of Commerce and the Central City Association.