Today in labor history: On May 23, 1934 workers in Toledo Ohio, overcame police and company strike breaking efforts.
"Working at a site without air on a 90-degree day and trying to keep my staff and donors from passing out was part of my daily challenge."
Labor groups, Latinos, African-Americans, women, and students must unite in a years-long campaign to restore and reclaim workers rights.
A coalition of progressive groups, led by the AFL-CIO, will unveil a joint platform this summer.
For over 30 years the labor movement has faced relentless corporate, political, and right-wing attack. And since the "great recession," this attack has risen in intensity and viciousness.
The Associated Builders and Contractors proclaims itself the national voice of non-union construction companies. However, it actually represents just a small share of U.S. contractors.
Obama's campaign for more construction jobs comes against a continuing backdrop of high joblessness in the construction industry: 17.2% in March, more than double the national jobless rate of 8.2%.
By a 62-37 vote on Apr. 25, the Senate approved a modified postal "reform" bill, S1789. The battle over the future of the Postal Service now moves to the GOP-run House.