Mexico has had, on paper, progressive labor laws. However, workers have trouble defending their interests even where there is a union.
Professors at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, a prominent Catholic institution, voted to unionize with the Steelworkers. But the struggle isn't over yet.
The problems of speedup and other dangerous assembly line practices were skewered in Charlie Chaplin's classic film "Modern Times."
Prop 32 would ban both unions and corporations from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes in California.
The textile workers' strike of 1934 was the largest strike in U.S. labor history at the time, involving as many as 500,000 textile workers from New England, the Mid-Atlantic states and the U.S. Southern states,.
Unionists and their allies protested at the Sept. 9 start of the latest round of talks on a planned Trans-Pacific Pact.
Some 200 delegates to Pride@Work - the LGBT affiliate of the AFL-CIO - put their theme of "Boots on the Ground" into action.
The tea party has taken over the Republican Party and produced "craziness" there and is responsible for the "tremendous war on workers" now being waged nationwide, Teamsters President James Hoffa says.
The AFL-CIO expanded Wiggins' grave marker in 1979, to include the phrase, "She died carrying the torch of social justice."
A sea of red-shirted teachers, other public workers, parents, community residents and students joined in a massive show of solidarity in Chicago on Labor Day as teachers prepare for a possible strike Sept. 10.