Obama makes pro-labor recess appointments

President Obama is bypassing Republican obstructionists in the Senate this week and naming 15 people to administration positions, which the GOP has blocked for an average of 214 days.


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.


Worker rights are key to economic recovery, union leaders say

ORLANDO, Fla. - The economy cannot truly recover unless the United States moves out of "the dark ages" in the area of workers' rights, top labor leaders said here this week.


Obama administration giving only verbal support for Employee Free Choice

Responses to questions to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis at a top labor meeting indicate that the White House is not actively pushing the Employee Free Choice Act.