Death of an adjunct

Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct professor of French for 25 years, died underpaid and underappreciated at age 83.


Labor Secretary Perez vows to grow middle class, "so help me God"

LOS ANGELES (PAI)-New Labor Secretary Tom Perez virtually threw away his script at the AFL-CIO Convention here, with a stem-winder speech, pledging worker protections, promising labor and the administration would do it together and with several blasts at corporate greed thrown in for good measure.


Firefighters union leads somber 9/11 commemoration

Hundreds of union members lost their lives doing their job on that horrific day 12 years ago; the labor movement continues to honor all 9/11 victims and work like hell for those who survived.



AFL-CIO warns Congress on immigration: no back burner

The AFL-CIO resolves to work for passage of comprehensive immigration reform with a citizenship path.


Labor takes a look behind kitchen door

The second-largest private sector industry in America has a big problem: its workers are paid unlivable wages, and typically cannot eat the very food they are putting on customers' tables.


OUR Walmart shows strength in nation's heartland

Growth of OUR Walmart in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan has been greater than all other states combined.