Foundry Workers Strike to Save Healthcare

BERKELEY, CA  3/22/10 --  A strike of over 450 workers in one of the largest foundries on the west coast brought production to a halt Sunday night, at Pacific Steel Castings.  The work stoppage, which began at midnight, has continued with round the clock picketing at the factory gates in west Berkeley.

I Don't Advocate Class War, But...

And I'm glad to be speaking with you at this moment—a time when the breath-taking attacks on working people are matched only by their incredible courage and historic activism.

Amnesty International Warns U.S. States Against Passing Anti-union Laws

Originally posted at Amnesty.orgAmnesty International has urged several US states to abandon planned legislation that would drastically restrict workers' rights.States including Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma and Tennessee have proposed bills severely limiting the collective bargaining rights of trade union members.

Workers Rights in the Era of Globalization

Editor's note: Excerpted from a speech delivered by Trumka at the Council on Foreign Relations, March 17, 2011.

Wisconsin Subterfuge Violates American Democratic Values

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his crew of country club conservatives this week brutalized the nation's democratic traditions to secure legislation demanded by big corporations and billionaire conservative financiers like the Koch brothers – legislation stripping workers of collective bargaining rights.

We Are Not Going Back: Racism, the Right, and the Push Forward

Editor's note: This article was based on a “Black History Talk” given at the Workers Center in Chicago on Feb. 24, 2011.There is a tremendous battle waging in our country.

America Is NOT Broke

Delivered in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday, March 5th, 2011.America is not broke.

We're Not Backing Down

Remarks by AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka, Rally for National Nurses Union at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

Latino Organizations Support Workers and Collective Bargaining

USHLI Joins with 19 National Latino Organizations United in Opposition to Brutal Attacks against Workers and Collective Bargaining

New Jersey Rallies to Support Wisconsin Workers

Friday, Feb. 25, was a rainy day here in New Jersey.