As AFL-CIO president, Trumka served as the face of American labor over the past decade.
WASHINGTON -- This coming Friday, lawyers for Northwestern University football players are set to begin making their case to federal officials that the players have the right to form a labor union. The hearing in Chicago will mark the beginning of a legal battle that could drag on for years. Depending on the outcome, the case could transform big-time college sports and impact labor relations throughout academia.
"We’re giving people the tools to represent themselves."
Labor Day is a celebration of workers' accomplishments in America, and represents the best parts of our nation's devotion to protecting our workers from corporate abuse.
Today, one out of every four manufacturing workers in Ohio is paid less than $12.43 an hour. And as a result, nearly one-in-four manufacturing workers in the state now relies on public assistance programs.
The justices won't reconsider an explosive case that posed an existential threat to organized labor.
The largest strike in five years may soon be over.