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.
Over 200 federal workers and their supporters used their lunch hour on March 16th to protest budget cuts.
Members of union locals all over the country are laying plans now to make April 4th a day to remember at the nation's workplaces.
Huddling under a sea of umbrellas on a cold, rainy day, hundreds of union workers and their supporters rallied while chanting "Union Yes" and singing "Which side are you on."
Thousands of Texans converged and converged again for some of the biggest labor actions in decades.
Bill Samuel, the AFL-CIO legislative director, explains the new math on Capitol Hill and in state houses around the country, and its impact on labor's agenda.
The AFL-CIO's young workers advisory council is taking charge of the labor movement by making its leadership more youthful and is planning a second summit to take place in the fall.
The walls of the Statehouse literally shook, as thousands of workers, in hard hats and gear, marched to the Capitol grounds behind a delegation of bagpipes and drums.
"We will win! We will win!" That was the chant of an exuberant crowd of over 150,000 from across the state and region that rocked the capitol grounds March 12th.
INDIANAPOLIS - Tens of thousands of union members and their supporters flooded into this city, Indiana's state capital, on Thursday in defense of union rights.