U.S. Labor Leadership
Labor Leader Trumka Declares Labor Unions "Politically Independent" in 2012
Text of bold remarks by labor leader Richard Trumka on May 20, 2011 in which he declared that labor unions will be politically independent in 2012 elections. Said Trumka "Our role is not to build the power of a political party or a candidate. It is to improve the lives of working families and strengthen our country."
Profile of the AFL-CIO, Largest U.S. Labor Union Federation
Profile of the AFL-CIO, the largest U.S. labor union federation with 56 unions
Profile of Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President
Profile and background of Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President since September 2009.
Labor Leader Speech on Financial Woes of Americans
Full text of important speech delivered by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on January 11, 2010 in which he boldly described the financial woes and anger at political leadership of working men and women. Trumka warned Democratic leaders, including President Obama, to not take working people for granted.
Profile of Change to Win Labor Union Federation
Profile of Change to Win labor union federation, which represents 4.7 million workers and four major U.S. unions, including United Farm Workers.
Top 20 Labor Union States
Analysis of top 20 labor unions states in 2011, data that strongly suggests a new pro-labor political coalition between "blue" and "red" states.