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.
California labor and social justice groups are throwing down the gauntlet to Walmart during a two-week statewide tour to protest the giant retailer's abuse of taxpayers and workers alike.
Some 200 union advocates of single-payer government-run national health care met in Chicago in mid-January to plan their next moves.
On Jan. 14, 2003, nearly 20,000 General Electric workers went out on strike at 48 plants in 33 states.
One-day strikes affected seven Summit hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area, involving up to 3,200 nurses and several hundred medical technicians.
The right wing's use of the Supreme Court to try to destroy President Obama's Affordable Health Care Act endangers the very health of the American people.
The strike was provoked by the agency's insistence on an "irresponsible" health care plan and a speed-up drive that compromises the safety of blood donors.
Thousands of workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities across California marched on picket lines.
The National Nurses Union led a coalition of U.S. unions that demonstrated in six cities on Nov. 30 to back British public workers, who staged a one-day strike.
The nurses were among 23,000 of their co-workers holding a one-day strike at three-dozen Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente facilities in northern and central California, as well as Oakland Children's Hospital.