I, along with the other members of the AFL-CIO Executive Council, was invited by Velasquez to travel to North Carolina to meet with the immigrant workers.
This Labor Day workers will be marching and highlighting union and election struggles around the country. After the marches, it might be a good time to kick back and read a good book by a leader in those fights.
Machinists at Caterpillar voted to accept the company's contract offer, which included the same give backs as the one they rejected some four months ago.
About 100 friends and activists in labor and progressive groups gathered at a memorial here Aug. 18 to pay tribute to Judy Gallo, who died recently at age 70.
Janitors here won a historic victory this past week as the contractors were forced to begin negotiations with the Service Employees International Union.
Wobblie organizer Frank Little is dragged by six masked men from his hotel room and hung from the Milwaukee Railroad trestle.
Within a year of its inception, over 125,000 people had joined the union.
On July 16, 1934, the city of San Francisco shut down as 65,000 workers from all industries walked off the job, in response to a call by longshore workers for a general strike.
African American and white farmers formed the Southern Tenant Farmers Union in Tyronza, Arkansas.