The United Federation of Teachers was formed to represent New York City public school teachers on March 16, 1960.
With wages flatlining and the middle class shrinking, why is union membership in decline?
Walker's deception confronts overwhelming evidence that RTW will further hurt a low-wage state that needs more buying power.
The writer and activist Alice Walker was born on this day in 1944 in Putnam County, Georgia.
Union density was 11.1 percent in 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, but the workforce grew even more.
The fight for democracy is central to all of our struggles. However, these struggles are separated from the issue of "who controls the wealth" only at our ultimate peril!
A Dec. 22 decision showed that men and women in black robes can yank away what workers win in the executive branch, on Capitol Hill, or at the bargaining table.
The number of unemployed actually rose by 115,000 in November, to 9.11 million, BLS said. But an equal number of workers found jobs, so the rate stayed unchanged.
As the largest Black Friday strikes and protests scheduled for Nov. 28 rapidly approach, the growing calls for change at Walmart continue.
The episode seems silly in retrospect. What was not so silly, however, was the political repression Communists faced.