Tens of thousands of petitions are hitting the streets of Ohio to repeal Senate Bill 5, a drastic union-busting law led by the Republican-controlled state legislature and signed by Gov. John Kasich.
Florida's labor movement is fighting against a bill, supported by the state's Chamber of Commerce and legislature, that would strip public sector unions of their right to engage in political activity.
Unity to defeat the attack on workers was the theme, with Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke keynoting, at the Young Trade Unionists event.
Though unions are under attack in states from Wisconsin to Maine by tea party-backed Republican governors, they are winning the war of public opinion, according to the results of a new poll.
Hundreds rallied in Jefferson City at Missouri's State Capitol building against "right to work" and paycheck deception legislation.
More than 3,000 people came out to protest right-wing Gov. Scott Walker and his illegal, anti-labor actions.
A judge here ruled March 29 that a restraining order is still in force for a law that kills collective bargaining rights for public workers.
The situation is very fluid, shifting daily, but Ohio House Republicans have the votes to pass the vicious anti-worker Senate Bill 5.
Referring to the state legislature's Republican leadership, Mike Louis, from International Association Machinists District 9, said, "These people are not our friends."
Ohio's bishops are calling for their state's governor and legislature not to remove the right to collective bargaining for public workers, adding " the economy exists for the person, not the person for the economy."