The Air Traffic Controllers are pushing the Senate to confirm a new permanent chief of the Federal Aviation Administration, Michael Huerta, saying he's been acting administrator long enough.
"It's outrageous that Bill Gates says he supports public health programs, and yet he's the primary owner of a company that locks out its workers."
The fly-in preceded dozens of rallies and events planned nationwide around the same theme, starting Dec. 1, according to an AFL-CIO website.
"The voters spoke loud and clear and rejected any cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security."
The November conviction of a non-union intercity bus driver on four manslaughter counts ignores the real problem drivers face.
During its run, the tabloid advocated industrial unionism, free speech, sexual freedom, and support for the Industrial Workers of the World.
Union members scored a big victory Nov. 6 by re-electing president Obama. Equally big for them, however, was the success of pro-worker Democrats.
Referendums in various states can be useful measures of public attitudes on important issues.
Organized labor's final election push turned to get-out-the-vote and voter protection.