Thousands of New York unionized teachers and their supporters descended on the state capital in Albany on June 8.
But the alleged business job creation rate is not enough to make a positive dent in the number of jobless, which was 11.8 million in May.
By a 231-192 tally, yet another House Republican move to trash workers' rights and incomes went down the drain on June 4.
Brooklyn Cablevision workers voted to join the CWA and make it their bargaining representative. They've been in negotiations for a fair contract ever since then, with no success.
Union leaders from the U.S. and Europe are questioning the value and safeguards for workers in a proposed "free trade" pact between the world's two largest trading areas.
"There is no progress without jobs, and there are no jobs without fiscal responsibility."
Union brothers and sisters and community supporters organized a barbecue for a caravan of striking Walmart workers who stopped in Orlando on May 28.