Walmart's reversion to its normal widespread labor law-breaking has prompted Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., to introduce legislation to protect the workers.
Workers' foes are trying a new tack: Change the wage base, to make the wages as low as possible.
The rapidly growing trend in innovative organizing among non-unionized and low-wage workers was showcased at several panels at this year's Netroots Nation conference.
Mental health caregivers at La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in Long Beach, California went on five-day strike last week to protest unfair labor practices.
Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers and Oakland city workers protested what they said were management's refusal to increase wages and demands for givebacks, despite rising revenues.
The job losses occurred in nearly every sector of the economy, but manufacturing and construction businesses were hit particularly hard.
Now, four months before the law's mandated state insurance exchanges launch, it appears that while some union members will benefit, others face potential harm.
Some 1,100 streetcar workers strike in New Orleans on July 1, 1929, spurring the creation of the po' boy sandwich.
All of us on the left who see the importance of strengthening the labor movement need to be fully engaged in this process.
Rebuilding the U.S.' decaying infrastructure to also counteract climate change will produce good middle class jobs and grow the economy.