Wisconsin's union busting governor Scott Walker came to Chicago last week and labor, community and Occupy Chicago reminded him the Windy City is a union town.
Hundreds rallied on the courthouse lawn in Newark, Ohio, on Oct. 30, "Solidarity Day," calling for repeal of Ohio's union-busting SB 5 law.
Thousands of union members overflowed the Illinois Statehouse to defend their pensions and collective bargaining rights.
The latest Quinnipiac poll shows Ohio voters favor repealing SB 5 by a 57 to 32 point margin.
Labor activists held a rally in Cleveland to mobilize voter turnout in the Nov. 8 election to defeat Issue 2 and repeal SB 5, the law that strips public employees collective bargaining rights.
The Communications of America found common cause with the Occupy movement when Verizon workers, along with other union members, marched from the picket line to Zuccotti Park, chanting "All day, all week, Occupy Wall Street!
Somewhere over New Mexico, there's a big, hot air balloon flying. "Jobs, Not Cuts," its sign declares.
This year's AFL-CIO Next Up Summit Sept. 29 - Oct. had a very different flavor. Unlike the 2010 summit, this conference was lead and organized by young union members from across the country.
Leaders of the fightback against union-busting in Ohio and Wisconsin were given a heroes welcome at the Take Back the American Dream Conference.
The conference includes young workers, young union organizers and students, and is part of the AFL-CIO's attempts, over the last two years, to reach workers under age 35.