For Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, unions are responsible for creating and sustaining the middle class, and represent what's right with the U.S.
Despite current battles brewing, Yale's new president, Peter Salovey, came by to shake hands with each of the workers, recognizing the respect they had won in the hard fought 1984 battle.
New American Airlines passenger service agents vote big for union representation.
Their parents or grandparents 80 years ago stood together and fought in the streets of Minneapolis for the right to organize a union during 1934's Teamster strikes.
If Service Employees win, it would be the largest union election and organizing victory in Minnesota history and one of the largest in the U.S. in the last several years.
The UAW effort in Alabama is part of the union's new focus on organizing autoworkers at foreign "transplant" plants in the South.
America's union leaders and the workers they represent are not going to take it anymore; they are determined to fight the attacks on labor.
Having organized over 10,000 new members in the past year, delegates enthusiastically agreed to organize at least 10,000 new members every year until their next convention in 2019.
The private appropriation of socially produced wealth is capitalism's central mechanism.
Over 1,000 delegates to the 41st AFSCME International Convention told the 12,000 cab drivers of this city who are trying to unionize that they are not alone.