King’s progressive credentials are impressive, but his popularity with members will be tested as he goes up against the Big Three in tough contract talks.
As he mounts his run for AFL-CIO president at a moment of opportunity and peril for American workers, Richard Trumka calls for no less than a new social compact.
In the late afternoon of January 7, fourteen union leaders gathered
around a big oval table in the top-floor conference room of the United
Food and Commercial Workers' (UFCW) Washington headqua
At a time when organized labor stands a chance to make political gains, its energies are depleted by escalating conflicts within its ranks.
Unions are trying to combat racism and sway undecided working-class voters toward Obama.
Meet Working America: a self-declared mass organization with a working-class base and a strategy to win.
Barack Obama's political vision grew out of his early experiences as a community organizer in Chicago.
Despite the split following the 2004 election, labor groups are gearing
up for the November elections like never before.
When Delphi declared bankruptcy, cutting workers' wages, pensions and
healthcare, auto unions in Indiana drew the line. Now they are prepared to
strike or take work-to-rule actions.
Labor issues involve not only economic rights, but also human rights,
in the US, but especially in nations around the world where the right
of free speech and assembly is not a given.