The U.S. is dead last among 21 top developed nations in both unionization rates and union coverage of the workforce and it's not because of globalization or high technology.
In California State University faculty's first such action since collective bargaining began almost 30 years ago, two of the system's 23 campuses were idled in a one-day strike Nov. 17.
Service Employees Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina, a skilled organizer and one of the most influential Hispanic Americans in the labor movement, predicts Latino voters will have heightened activism in next year's election.
Union members and North Texas Jobs with Justice rallied outside the Dallas main post office the morning of Nov. 7. Response from post office customers and thousands of passers-by on Highway 30 was generous and positive.
Rahm Emanuel announced there would be significant cuts in the city's library system. These cuts would reduce staff members' 60 plus hours a week to 40.
Occupy Oakland's Nov. 2 mass day of action is gaining broad support from unions, community organizations and faith groups.
Walking through Liberty Plaza Park (Zuccotti Park) Sunday, October 30, the day after an untimely winter storm, gave proof that Occupy Wall Street is here to stay.
The granny in "Grannygate" is Marlene Quinn, a 78-year-old Cincinnati woman whose grandson and great granddaughter were saved by firefighters in a house fire a year ago.
"What we saw was never to be imagined: When the work day ends, farm workers - men, women, and children - returned to grim camps."
One of the nation's biggest private water companies, which is pursuing an anti-union campaign, is also in federal court for water contamination and an attempted cover-up.