The head of the biggest affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions said divisions within the group prompted him to resign, threatening deepening splits in the labor movement allied to the ruling party.
The AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest labor federation, will air at least $1 million in advertisements against House Republicans including Whip Kevin McCarthy for blocking a rewrite of U.S. immigration laws.
Dennis Williams, a former welder who helped jump-start Barack Obama’s presidential bid, is poised to lead the United Auto Workers union as it seeks to accelerate a recovery paced by resurgent U.S. automakers.
For one of the country’s greatest orators, Martin Luther King Jr. rarely gets his say on labor. It’s as if some keepers of his flame don’t want to hear him say that we are not free at last until labor can check capital.
When protesters settled in New York's Zuccotti Park in September, few anticipated how big a phenomenon the Occupy Wall Street movement would become. Soon, dozens of encampments were established around the world.
Andy Stern, the former head of the fastest-growing U.S. labor union and a close ally of President Barack Obama, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Conversations with Judy Woodruff,” to be broadcast this weekend, that he expects Obama to reverse his opposition to the easing of tax rules so companies with overseas profits will be encouraged to return the cash to the U.S. Stern is the former president of the Service Employees International Union.
Peer Steinbrueck, the Social Democrat trying to unseat Angela Merkel as German chancellor, drew controversy by striking a vulgar pose in the cover photo of a popular magazine, deriding his critics nine days before voters go the ballot box.