Outsourced Bain workers began a standoff with trucks sent in to remove equipment from their plant. Residents of the town began arriving this afternoon to join workers who were blocking the loading dock.
With the presidential debates coming up, the Alliance for Justice is insisting that debate moderators press the candidates to discuss the types of nominees they would propose for the High Court.
Progressive forces have had the prospect of paid sick time, an advance for low-wage workers, snatched from them, at least temporarily, by big business forces and their allies .
Hundreds of parents and students demonstrated their solidarity with striking Chicago teachers in rallies across the city Sept.18.
Restaurant servers don't receive the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour - they get only $2.13, the federal "tipped minimum wage." That wage has been the same for 21 years.
Besides Trumka, Auto Workers President Bob King and Service Employees President Mary Kay Henry also addressed the convention.
While watching Romney's speech at the RNC, I couldn't help but think of the courageous members of UNITE HERE Local 1. For nine years they have been on the longest hotel strike in U.S. history.
The platform, up for adoption at the party's convention in Charlotte, N.C., so strongly backs workers' rights that it virtually endorses the Employee Free Choice Act,.
Progressive forces here have put a ballot initiative mandating paid sick time onto the Nov. 6 ballot. Disney World and other interests are going all-out to block it.
House Republicans demand OSHA emphasize its Voluntary Protection Program while unions and the GAO say OSHA doesn't have the staff to monitor VPP firms' performance.