Despite its setbacks, or perhaps because of them, organized labor has an energy level that AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka says he hasn’t seen before in his 50 years with the movement.

Siblings, our 11th annual Labor Day Breakfast will be held Monday September 2nd and as always our Sibs at the Ironworkers Local #37

On May 7, while recovering from an illness, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President Larry Hanley died suddenly.  In a brief statement, his family,

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has met with the head of the largest U.S. labor group, the AFL-CIO.

Lopez Obrador’s office said Wednesday he promised AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka that Mexico will enforce new, stricter labor laws. He also called for ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement.

President Trump took to Twitter on Labor Day to attack AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, slamming him for his criticism of Trump’s trade deals. The AFL-CIO is the country’s largest coalition of more than 50 major unions and represents some 12.5 million American workers, from pilots to teachers.

Presidential candidates are going all out to win over working-class Americans.

As socialists look out at the horizon of the struggle for a radically reformed society, we should try, like good Marxists, to anticipate where and with whom conflicts are likely to arise and how we are going to deal with those challenges.

A year and a half later, sleepless but amped up on coffee and solidarity from a 29-hour marathon final bargaining session, I celebrated with the rest of the bargaining committee, made up of select union members who negotiated directly with the company, as the union and Vox Media management reached a contract agreement.

I had done a complete 180 on unions.

We hope you will join us in Supporting our Siblings at NUHW who continue to fight for a fair contract at Queen of the Valley. You were there for them when they were fighting for the right to form a union and now they need your help educating the community on their fight to improve patient care. Please forward this to anyone who cares about patient care and treating every worker with dignity and respect.

Siblings, we at the Napa Solano CLC know that Baseball, Hot Dogs and Unions are as American as Apple Pie! With that in mind we invite all of our Members, Affiliates and all our friends in the Community to join us next Friday August 23rd at the Vallejo Admirals Park to see the Napa Silverados take on the Vallejo Admirals in a classic battle of local rivalry's. We will have several local Labor Leaders throwing out the first pitch, fun activities for the family and maybe even a little good natured ribbing as our members pick a side.
When retired USW member and Army veteran Jim Blank discovered Union Plus recently, he was pleasantly surprised to learn he could still benefit from its programs. He received a $1,000 Veteran’s Grant when he purchased a house for his daughter through the Union Plus Mortgage Program.