Caroline Kennedy spoke about her late uncle Ted to the AFL-CIO convention on September 14. Most appropriately, the late-Senator Edward M. Kennedy was recognized for his consistent support of Labor over his decades of service.

According to Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Labor narrowly missed getting its greatest prize – EFCA – as a result of

This article received contributions from all of the EFCA & Labor Law Reform Blog authors.

U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) pulled the curtains off of his revised version of the Employee Free Choice Act during the September 15 session of the AFL-CIO convention. He announced that his version, which he claims will “be totally satisfactory

Today marks the first day of the AFL-CIO’s quadrennial convention in Pittsburgh. More than 1,000 delegates are expected to be in attendance. They will have their hands full with a packed agenda that includes electing new officers, setting priorities for the federation and debating health care reform, job safety, green jobs, immigration, and the economic crisis

The Legal Services Corp., a congressionally chartered, taxpayer entity, is being subjected to a union organizing drive.  Presented with a demand for recognition through a card check, the organization has declined insisting on the right to a secret ballot election.

The exercise of this right – under the law – is drawing fire. Supporters of

A Washington Post article published on Labor Day casts some light onto the AFL-CIO’s next president Richard Trumka. Trumka comes from a long line of coal miners in Pennsylvania. After working in the mines himself, he attended college and then Villanova law school “in preparation for a career of union activism” where he was class