A wide cross section of the faith, labor, and social justice community protested Walmart's attempt to build a store near the Detroit border.
The Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan held a press conference to emphasize how the auto giant is unfairly treating its 3,300 workers at its Canton, Mississippi plant.
The hunger strikers called on postal management to suspend cuts and closures and allow Congress to fix the finances by repealing the prefunding mandate and refunding the pension surplus.
"We cannot cut our way to job creation," the Rev. Roosevelt Broadnax told labor and community allies.
This is the fourth time members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers' International Union have voted down an identical offer.
Nearly 40 community and union members showed up at an East Side Walmart here to show solidarity with the store's workers.
"The voters spoke loud and clear and rejected any cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security."
While the USPS was closed on Veterans Day, Portland, Ore. postal employees used their day off to say that if USPS really wants to honor veterans, it should hire them.
If the federally funded extended unemployment insurance benefits expire at the end of 2012, the economy will lose 400,000 jobs in 2013.
Union leaders meeting with Barack Obama on Nov. 13 urged him to stick to his campaign pledges to raise taxes on the rich and to aid the middle class.