CHICAGO - By noon Oct. 29, union members were close to having called 500,000 people in Illinois about the Nov. 2 elections, here at what the Operating Engineers say is the nation's biggest, most state-of-the-art phone bank.
MELROSE PARK, Ill. - "We need to elect leaders that are friendly to labor and understand that what we need is more jobs, because without jobs, this country can't operate," said Ralph Porter, longtime Navistar worker.
CHICAGO (PAI) - Union leaders and members are in a mad dash to the finish for the 2010 election cycle with leaders crisscrossing the country to concentrate on key races - even phone-banking on Election Day itself - while workers are making home visits, giving shop-floor talks and leafleting.
WASHINGTON (PAI) - U.S. labor law "has been turned inside out, protecting the powerful rather than the powerless" in the 75 years since the National Labor Relations Act was enacted, a top labor historian says.
DALLAS - Texas teachers added their voices to the worldwide outrage over attacks against retirees at a rally here on October 25.
If your wondering, which costumes you or your kids, are wearing this Halloween or which treats to choose from, then look no further because labor and environmental groups may have the answer.
Five companies, ranging from a private school in Portland, Ore., Kaiser Permanente, were issued injunctions forcing them to stop illegally firing workers trying to form unions.
"Many pronounced the cause hopeless, but fortunately we had the support of this community and we had the support of Gov. Strickland."
The fight is on in this state, but an intensive campaign by union members knocking on the doors of their co-workers' homes to talk about the elections is breaking through the right-wing noise.
In the latest move to activate the youth vote American Rights at Work and Respect my Vote! 2010 have teamed up on a video and photo campaign.