Disregarding a move by Michigan's GOP governor to take the issue straight to the state Supreme Court, Michigan unions sued to overturn the state's "right to work" law affecting private sector workers.
Organized labor's final election push turned to get-out-the-vote and voter protection.
The tea party has taken over the Republican Party and produced "craziness" there and is responsible for the "tremendous war on workers" now being waged nationwide, Teamsters President James Hoffa says.
On the third day of the GOP convention, AFL-CIO marchers painted a picture of what would be a nightmare scenario in America if Mitt Romney were to be elected president.
In a speech in Homestead, Pa., Leo Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers, declared that corporate money in politics threatens to overwhelm the voice of labor unions.
None of the 40,000 workers at any Sands casino are unionized.
"You will take this fight over the finish line," AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka told Ohio union leaders yesterday. "You will restore the rights of 365,000 public employees!"
Hear about Stand Up for Ohio's work, and get ready for Aug. 20 festival to bring back awesome to the Buckeye State.
The drive to repeal SB 5, the union-busting law that strips collective bargaining rights from public workers in Ohio, culminated in a massive "People's Parade" to deliver petitions with nearly 1.3 million signatures.
Hundreds marched on a secretive gathering of billionaires that constitutes the core financial support for numerous right-wing causes.