| Sep 9, 2013
Over the next few days, the largest national group of unions, the AFL-CIO, meets in Los Angeles to look at ways to stem the long-term decline of American unions. African Americans and other people of color have a lot at stake.
Many people think of a...
| Oct 17, 2013
Re "A history lesson for the GOP," Opinion, Oct. 15
Jane Mansbridge's article should be cast in stone and delivered to every member of Congress and to the president.
Mansbridge reminds us that the Democrats already gave huge concessions to the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:13 PM
The richest 1% own nearly half of all global wealth.
Let's get our heads around that. Only a tiny fraction of the roughly 7 billion people in the world accounts for 46% of the estimated $241 trillion in money, property and other material resources...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:43 PM
WASHINGTON — The National Labor Relations Board had five confirmed members for the first time in more than a decade Tuesday after the Senate took a series of votes approving a full slate of nominees.
The status of two of President Obama’s...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Conservatives have coalesced behind tea party themes of reducing spending and cutting the federal deficit, creating a political powerhouse that has championed those causes on Capitol Hill.
Now, the nation's largest affiliation of unions is trying to...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:36 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will not travel to California next week so that he can press his case to members of Congress for a military strike against Syria, the White House announced.
Obama was scheduled to address the AFL-CIO’s quadrennial...
| Sep 2, 2013
Labor Day this year finds American unions plunging into the unknown. Fast-food and retail workers in roughly 60 cities have been demonstrating for a living wage, though how exactly they will win concessions from such mega-corporations as McDonald's...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Nearly 40% of the nation’s best-paid CEOs over the past two decades were either fired, forced to take government bailouts or in charge of companies that paid huge amounts in fraud-related claims.
That’s the conclusion of a report Wednesday...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:46 AM
A caravan of protesters departed Los Angeles Wednesday morning, bound for a march in Bakersfield that organizers are billing as one of the largest protests in the nation in support of an immigration overhaul.
The march, which is expected to draw...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:59 PM
WASHINGTON -- Forty protesters, including union leader Eliseo Medina of the Service Employees International Union, were arrested Thursday afternoon for blocking passage outside the U.S. Capitol during a demonstration urging the House to pass comprehensive...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:24 PM
WASHINGTON – The Senate approved a sweeping immigration overhaul Thursday in a strong bipartisan vote after an afternoon of emotional speeches as senators told personal stories of family journeys to the United States while visitors filled the...