Today people from around the country and globe are wishing the long time civil rights giant, Julian Bond, a very happy birthday.
Honorees and attendees alike showed what solidarity looks like at the 2014 People's World Amistad Awards, "People & Nature before Profits."
Six janitors contracted to work at the theater hadn't been paid for their work in months; when they finally spoke up, the contracting company fired them all.
Civil rights groups organized the boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.
He stressed that mass incarceration of people of color is not a result of a higher crime rate, but of laws that criminalize a whole class of people.
More than 200,000 low-wage workers got big wins from New York Mayor de Blasio and the Obama administration's Labor Department.
They have a list of changes the company must make to ensure that the women who are key to profits are not living in poverty or putting their health at risk.
The message of the demonstrators was that they are prepared to do whatever it takes to win respect and a living wage, $15 and a union.
Delegates adopted a multi-point action platform for coming years to battle what President Gerard called "shrewd, greedy and powerful" forces out to destroy workers.
Concerns about safe staffing levels are one cause of the planned strikes: RNs are unable to take meal and rest breaks without leaving patients with inadequate staffing care