A painting contractor accused of threatening, bribing, interrogating, discriminating against and firing pro-union workers went without an attorney, and ended up being the prosecution's best witness.
The 9-0 ruling cheered the NEA, whose Alabama affiliate - the largest and most-influential union in the state - provided the attorneys for whistleblower Edward Lane in lower court arguments.
"Corporations are people in America and can run orchestrated campaigns to destroy working people. That's what gets me mad!"
"The industry employing her is in receipt of the working energy of a human being at less than its cost, and to that extent is parasitic."
The LA pension case affects 20,000 present municipal workers and the Illinois case affects 621,000 workers and retirees.
Rasheen Aldridge, an organizer with Show Me $15, has been fired because of his role as a protest organizer.
On May 21, 1945, the Hawaii Employee Relations Act was signed, guaranteeing the predominantly Native Hawaiian and Asian immigrant pineapple and sugar workers the right to bargain collectively.
Tattooed teenagers joined with their sign-carrying elders as part of the global fast food workers' strike. Like an idea whose time has come, there was no holding back this group.
Hospital workers were on the march in the pouring rain earlier this month at John Hopkins Hospital saying: "America's Number One Hospital - Keeping Workers in Poverty."
"It feels good to be a part of history. It's been a year that fast-food workers first went on strike for $15 and a union and now our movement has spread all over the world."