UAW President Bob King, and actor Danny Glover are in Johannesburg where that country's Metalworkers union has come out fighting for the right of 5,000 Mississippi Nissan workers to organize a union.
With the 10th anniversary of the Congress Hotel strike approaching, Unite Here Local 1, the union representing Chicago's hospitality workers, announced the end of strike on May 29.
A group of more than 100 Walmart workers from stores in Northern California, Miami, Boston, Denver and elsewhere started an extended strike on Memorial Day against the retail mega-monster.
On May 30, 1929, the Ford Motor Company signed a technical assistance contract to produce cars in the newly industrializing Soviet Union.
On May 29, 1996, the United Farm Workers of America reached agreement on a contract for 450 lettuce harvesters, ending a 17-year-long boycott.
Saying Hyatt Hotel magnate Penny Pritzker destroys jobs, Unite Here members crowded into the back of a Senate hearing room to show the union opposes her nomination as U.S. Commerce Secretary.
Minimum wage workers, earning $74 a month were beaten by riot police for a protest demanding a $14 a month raise.
The strike was precipitated when city workers were summarily fired after attempting to form a union.
More than 4,500 members and supporters of the United Mine Workers marched and rallied in downtown St. Louis on May 21.
"Not only did I lose my job, many people with an education are unemployed in Wisconsin because there are no jobs to be had now. Scott Walker, go home!"