Members of the United Steelworkers of America went on strike against the major U.S. steel producers on July 15, 1959, the start of record 116-day steel industry strike.
The union sees its successful organizing campaign as a clear indication that face-to-face organizing is the proper response to what has been an onslaught of attacks on public service workers.
"This is an important victory. Johns Hopkins Hospital sets the standard for healthcare in our city and that standard has just been raised."
The fast food industry continues to get hit hard by waves of strikes and workers continue to escalate their tactics, but the question remains: What more can be done?
"Enough is enough. Teachers are evaluated and their future livelihoods are linked to that. And when they fall short, they should have a chance to improve."
A majority of writer-producers at reality TV production company Original Media, creator of "Swamp People," voted overwhelmingly to join the Writers Guild of America, East.
Several Chicagoans have stolen the show at the AFT's national convention that runs through today at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Company assurance to the union notwithstanding, the UAW still has to deal with rightwing politicians in Tennessee who don't want to see any unions in their state.
The DC37 pact, which covers workers at 53 locals, is important as a potential pacesetter for other unions in the Big Apple.
"This is an important victory for patients and workers all across Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Hospital sets the standard for healthcare and that standard has just been raised."