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.
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.
The AFL-CIO resolves to work for passage of comprehensive immigration reform with a citizenship path.
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.
Growth of OUR Walmart in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan has been greater than all other states combined.
According to a new report, workers' wages "have been dead in the water for a decade," but the trend can be reversed with job-creating investment in infrastructure and education, and a minimum wage raise.
Fast food workers went on strike in a half dozen Michigan cities as well as over 60 cities, towns and suburbs nationwide, driving home how fast this movement for dignity and a 15 dollar an hour wage is spreading.
The willful wrongdoings of Bank of America were "put on trial" this week. The jury was composed of 200 housing and labor activists and the witnesses against BoA were actors playing parts. But the testimony was real.
A panel at the American Constitution Society convention explores federal vs. state power in labor and human rights.
"I never knew until today," he said, as he looked out over the crowd, "that you can fly with a broken wing; our spirits may be wounded, but our hearts continue to smile."