All married couples, whether opposite-sex or same-sex, should have federal family leave rights regardless of where they live.
Chávez was also an early environmentalist, warning the public of the devastating effects of pesticides on both farmworkers and consumers.
The first suffragist demonstration took place in Washington, D.C. on March 3, 1913.
The writer and activist Alice Walker was born on this day in 1944 in Putnam County, Georgia.
McDonald's workers who were fired last year after being told, "There are too many black people [working] in the store."
Quill Pettway, labor organizer and civil rights pioneer was part of a generation of Communists and radicals who made Detroit's rich labor and civil rights history.
Over 3000 marchers and tens of thousands of observers lined up along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in solidarity with the theme Black Lives Matter.
Today people from around the country and globe are wishing the long time civil rights giant, Julian Bond, a very happy birthday.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the Commerce Department's attempt to limit workers' rights to file discrimination cases.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, 42 years old, was arrested in Montgomery, Ala., for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus.