Baltimore workers rally for jobs

BALTIMORE, Md. - Chanting "What do we want? Jobs. When do we want them? Now," a crowd of 300 union members and their community allies rallied in the rain at City Hall Mar. 22 to support a bill to create construction jobs for Baltimore City residents.


Labor takes the stage in immigration reform fight

Leaders of the AFL-CIO and Change to Win unions took part in the enormous March 21 immigration reform rally in Washington, arguing that fairer treatment of immigrant workers is essential to the struggle for all workers' rights.


Jazz-blues opera brings ‘Forgotten’ labor history to life

In "Forgotten: The Murder at the Ford Rouge Plant," the story of unsung labor hero Lewis Bradford, Methodist minister and union organizer, comes to life in Michigan on March 26.


Workers lose fight to keep NUMMI open

The United Auto Workers' campaign to keep the New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) plant open has ended in defeat.


New York May Day reborn

This year, New York's historic May Day celebrations will be reborn with a mass march and rally organized by the labor and immigrant rights movements.


Labor mobilizes votes for health care bill

The AFL-CIO Executive Council voted March 18 to support the Senate-passed health care bill, despite all its flaws.


Women's History Month event honors women in unions

DETROIT - In Recognition of Women's History Month, the Civil Rights Committee of the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO showed the film "Norma Rae."


The guy who delivers your mail takes a labor history tour

 More of us, those who labor for a living, need to understand our roots. Let me grab a beer as I take you on a field trip.


Labor, allies line up behind new House jobs bill

Just 24 hours after the new Local Jobs for America Act was introduced into Congress by Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-Calif., unions and their allies are lining up to support the legislation which they say will create one million jobs.


HomeGoods /TJX workers rally for union contract

Hundreds of HomeGoods / TJX workers with their families and supporters rallied at the company's distribution center here on March 10 to demand a fair contract to improve wages and health insurance benefits.

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