Unions must continue to mobilize, lobby, and reach out for allies to stop the constant stream of anti-worker legislation that keeps flowing into and out of state legislatures.
Despite claims of economic recovery heard recently, median weekly worker income for most months of the past two years, just like most years of the past 35 years, is either flat, or less, than the year before.
The Teamsters have apparently caught the Obama Transportation Department in several contradictions.
The Obama administration's Office of Management and Budget is sitting on - apparently indefinitely - a proposed job safety rule to cut worker exposure to silica dust.
The Missouri AFL-CIO Labor Legislative Conference provides union members with an opportunity to talk with their state representatives and state senators about issues important to working families.
The labor movement has more than its share of critics. It seems like nearly everyone is ready to give it advice, whether solicited or not.
The right wing's use of the Supreme Court to try to destroy President Obama's Affordable Health Care Act endangers the very health of the American people.
"Working families who built Michigan's middle class now want to rebuild it," Teamsters President James Hoffa said.
Members of the Communications Workers of America, other unions and student and community allies protested outside of a Verizon wireless store.
"As president, Barack Obama has placed his faith in America's working men and women to lead our country to economic recovery and to our full potential as a nation," Richard Trumka said during the AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting.