Three narrow votes in a key Senate committee and some crafty maneuvering by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., derailed anti-labor schemes that right-wing Republican senators hatched and floated in mid-June.
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would ensure that pregnant workers are not forced out of their jobs or denied job modifications that would allow them to continue working.
Every worker who has ever died on the job in America will be remembered nationwide April 28 on Workers Memorial Day while OSHA continues its 42-year battle to end death and injury at the modern American workplace.
There was notable solidarity pouring in from various and sometimes surprising quarters leading up to April 23, the day that American Airlines management took their union-busting ambitions to court.
The AFL-CIO demanded that Mitt Romney fire his chief labor advisor for improper use of inside information obtained from his federal government connections.
In the wake of a GOP-induced controversy over contraceptive rights and health care, the AFL-CIO has stepped forward to defend women's access to contraception, "regardless of where they work."
Community activists, clergy and labor came together in defense of a simple concept - the right of workers to be paid for the work they do.
"In this country we are not supposed to have czars or dictators, we are supposed to have elected officials we can hold accountable."
At a press conference yesterday, leaders of numerous civil rights, community, faith, environmental and labor organizations also condemned the bill.
"You gave voice to what I have been feeling for so long," exclaimed several participants in response to a speech by Raglan George.