"We have decided," said Larry Cohen, president of CWA, "that in today's America it is unacceptable that we cannot fill the position on a labor board designed to protect the rights of American workers."
Union leaders see the weakening of union rights and the drop in union membership numbers as key factors in the backward movement of the middle class.
When it comes to the National Labor Relations Board nominations, the story line may be summed up in one sentence: Here we go again.
Top union leaders joined Obama in Las Vegas to endorse an immigration reform framework that a bipartisan group of eight senators unveiled the day before.
President Obama thanked them for their hard work and urged all to stay involved in grassroots action for the good of the country.
The labor movement, after throwing everything it had into the successful reelection effort of President Obama, is celebrating today.
Though many of the state margins were narrow President Obama ran the table winning every swing or battleground state with the possible exception of Florida.
The unemployment rate declined from 8.1% in August to 7.8% in September, with 114,000 jobs added last month, according to figures released this morning.
The AFL-CIO's executive council gave final approval to a plan to deploy at least 400,000 union members to work on the re-election of President Obama.
In yet another move by a plurality Republican group, delegates to the IAFF convention formally endorsed President Obama and Vice President Biden for re-election.