Midterm elections are next week and union construction jobs are up for grabs in California. Nonunion building contractors in the state, hungry for a bigger share of public sector projects in the wake of the building bust, have taken their fight with labor to the ballot box.
That seemingly obvious question landed at the Supreme Court, and its decision could affect whether millions of workers can complain about their pay
"Don't be a goat, early vote!" was the slogan on handheld signs at a voter rally on the first day of early voting in Texas.
Pollsters are now beginning to predict a better election night for Democrats than they were expecting up until now, with the unprecedented campaign the labor movement has mounted getting much of the credit.
"It is disgusting that the other side has resorted to lies directed at retirees and seniors, attempting to frighten them into voting against their own interests."
Hotel workers strike Hilton to protest increasing work loads at the same time the Hilton's owners are receiving $180 million in federal bailout funds.
The Teamsters racked up four organizing wins in late September and early October, including the first-ever union win under new voting rules.
Worried that $400 billion in secret corporate slush funds is not enough to buy Republicans control of the Congress, Glenn Beck donated, on Oct.14, a check for $10,000 to the American Chamber of Commerce.
The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute recently found that Lou Dobbs, who fulminated nightly on CNN against "the illegal aliens" taking over the country, has relied for years on undocumented labor for the upkeep of his multimillion-dollar estate and the horses he keeps for his daughter.
The same far-right anti-union groups that blocked the Employee Free Choice Act and opposed hiking the minimum wage are pouring more than $400 million into the 2010 mid-term elections.