AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters it's time for the union to "be honest with ourselves" and admit immediate change is needed to remain solvent and relevant.
Big Business and Big Labor cleared a big hurdle Thursday, as the Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO agreed in principle on a plan to allow "lesser skilled" immigrants to work in the U.S. legally, a key sticking point for a final deal on overhauling the nation's immigration laws.
Business groups have long complained that the Obama administration is "labor-friendly," but union membership actually has declined over the last four years to its lowest point since the 1930s.
The U.S. economy will avoid recession in 2013, the chief of America's leading business lobby said Thursday, but won't grow fast enough to make a big dent in the nation's still sizable jobless rate.
When President Obama spoke out forcefully against Michigan's right-to-work law, it was a rare example of the president putting on public display his support of organized labor.
Republicans said Wednesday it's now Democrats' turn to feel the heat of trying to work out a budget deal.
With election-year politics in the rearview mirror, the business community called Wednesday for a "cease-fire" between the White House and a divided Congress, in hopes that leaders of both parties will come together to deal with the so-called "fiscal cliff" before it's too late.
As his allies in Big Labor savaged Republican nominee Mitt Romney, President Obama told a heavily union crowd in this auto-manufacturing city Monday that he saved the industry while Mr. Romney would have allowed it to collapse.
Almost 1 in 3 jobs in the United States directly or indirectly depends on companies that use intellectual property, according to a new study released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday.