The revamp will meet the conditions of changing workplaces, extend labor's reach, and shift its emphasis within the federation to more inter-union and regional cooperation.
The long struggle by thousands of Avondale shipyard workers here to save their jobs appears to have been successful.
The nation's largest coal companies created the spin-off company, Patriot Coal, in a scheme to rob thousands of union members and beneficiaries of their pensions and health care benefits.
Youth, the unemployed, elected officials, educators, union leaders, and the business community were all represented at a public hearing.
Young workers organize Baltimore's We Are One event.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Some 30,000 California workers, many of them in the San Francisco Bay Area, are employed by mercados - Latino, Asian and other ethnic grocery stores numbering many recent immigrants among both workers and customers.
There is one thing Wisconsin union families want everyone to know: the protests are about workers' freedom to organize into a union and bargain collectively.
The Republican Party's platform for the mid-term elections, its "Pledge to America," has a sharply racist edge.
The People's World interviewed Eliseo Medina, widely known as a highly successful organizer and immigrant rights advocate recently elected as the first Latino international secretary-treasurer with SEIU.
The Delano, Calif., grape strike brought together Filipino American agricultural workers and Mexican American farm workers to form what became the United Farm Workers of America (UFW).