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on Sep 11, 2013 - 02:54 AM ET


US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez (Photo courtesy of Flickr/ryanjreilly)

Los Angeles—In a Tuesday interview, US Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez promised effective enforcement of federal employment law, celebrated US unions’ increased collaboration with non-union non-...

on Sep 10, 2013 - 03:45 AM ET

Richard Trumka (AP Photo)

Los AngelesThe largest federation of US unions, the AFL-CIO, passed resolutions Monday slamming “the big business behind mass incarceration,” promising intensified collaboration with alternative labor groups and granting its leadership new...

on Sep 9, 2013 - 04:48 AM ET

Richard Trumka (AP Photo)

Los AngelesThe AFL-CIO opened its quadrennial convention Sunday with discussions and resolutions on diversity,...

on Sep 7, 2013 - 10:59 AM ET

Tomorrow the AFL-CIO will kick off its quadrennial convention, a four-day Los Angeles gathering intended to shape the course of the country’s largest labor federation for the next four years. The convention follows months of meetings by pre-convention committees of labor leaders, allies and academics, and dozens of listening sessions across the country, all aimed at seeking solutions to organized labor’s...

on Sep 6, 2013 - 10:54 AM ET


Protesters picket outside a Walmart store as holiday sales commence in San Leandro, California, November 22, 2012. (Reuters/Noah Berger)

In twelve weeks, on the busiest shopping day of the year, Walmart workers will mount what may be the biggest-ever US strike against the retail giant. In an e-mailed...

on Sep 3, 2013 - 07:06 AM ET


Sixty-four-year-old David Cruse, who worked at the Walmart in Baldwin Hills for eight years but has retired, participates in the Walmart strike on October 4, 2012. (Courtesy of Matt Hamilton via Flickr)

Walmart workers and supporters...