The drop in workers' income, piled on a prior decline, was so deep that it may take until 2020 before workers' incomes match their peak set in 2000.
At the Ohio State AFL-CIO Convention delegates heard a continuous cascade of powerful appeals to fully mobilize labor behind the President in the all-important November election.
AFL-CIO Pres. Trumka was not surprised by the findings, which back up the federation's emphasis on the drastic impact the recession - known as the Bush Crash - has had on workers and families.
Florida workers were hit hard by the Great Recession and the economic recovery is coming to them more slowly than their counterparts in other states across the nation.
In a Sept. 5 prime time speech to the Democratic National Convention, King said Obama went against popular sentiment when he constructed the rescue plan for the two firms.
"For almost 20 years I have been a proud member of UAW Local 1112; thanks to President Obama, I still am."
A broad coalition of city residents and leaders is launching a campaign to assure the future of the 90,000-student City College, beleaguered by years of budget cuts.
The AFL-CIO is "strongly against" extending the Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent of the nation's earners, but fears congressional Democrats may blink on the issue, Legislative Director Bill Samuel says.
Many question the necessity scientific research, especially of sending instruments into the the solar system and building telescopes that are ever more ambitious.
Even before the opening of the Republican Convention, workers have been targeting places delegates gather to voice opposition to Romney's prescriptions for the economy.