Right-wing House Republicans schemed to hamstring the board and bring it to a dead halt.
A lawsuit by thousands of Colombians whose relatives were killed by Chiquita's right wing squads is working its way through federal court in Florida.
Two big-city mayors, New York's Michael Bloomberg and Philadelphia's Michael Nutter, are strongly opposing paid sick leave for private-sector workers in their cities.
On April 8, 1935, with the nation in the depths of the Depression, Congress voted to approve the Works Progress Administration.
The economy added just 88,000 new jobs in March while the official jobless rate dropped a tad to 7.6 percent from February's 7.7 percent.
On this day in 1989, the United Mine Workers began their historic strike against Pittston Coal.
It's more than just jobs on the chopping block as air traffic control towers at 149 airports begin shutting down this month.
Hundreds of teachers and supporters - joined by teachers from other parts of the state - demonstrated in front of the board of education building.
Striking silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey were increasingly at odds with police, who repeatedly crushed their efforts to hold rallies.
Hundreds of workers seeking higher pay and a nine-hour day gathered in the street near the Draper Corp. loom-making plant.