CHICAGO - A protest outside the West Loop Walmart store here was only one of countless demonstrations that broke out today across the country in support of striking workers at the world's biggest retail giant.
A busload of fellow Walmart workers along with community supporters stood with Walmart worker Lisa Lopez as she informed her store managers that she was going on strike.
The strike was precipitated when city workers were summarily fired after attempting to form a union.
Labor activist Eugene V. Debs was imprisoned May 22, 1895, for his role in the Pullman strike.
On May 13, over the years, mine workers unionize, dock workers strike, auto workers face give-backs, cab drivers go out.
Writing in The Crisis, W.E.B. Du Bois described the upsurge among Black women and men tobacco workers as part of the great industrial union organizing drives.
On this day in 1989, the United Mine Workers began their historic strike against Pittston Coal.
Hundreds of teachers and supporters - joined by teachers from other parts of the state - demonstrated in front of the board of education building.
Hundreds of workers seeking higher pay and a nine-hour day gathered in the street near the Draper Corp. loom-making plant.
SAN FRANCISCO - Tired of prolonged stalling by management, over 100 musicians of the San Francisco Symphony - one of the country's top symphony orchestras - entered the second week of a strike with a March 21 protest.