Now comes the latest labor protest: The July 13 Michigan Nurses Association's "Governor Snyder's 'No Soup for You'" kitchen.
Discussing the negotiations on the debt ceiling got me thinking about some early experiences in the labor movement.
AFL-CIO President Trumka and Service Employees Secretary-Treasurer Medina are blasting the GOP's latest anti-worker gambit: Forcing firms to use a faulty employee verification scheme, called "E-verify."
The third big front in the right-wing Republican-business state-by-state war on workers, in Missouri, ended when the state legislature adjourned in May.
The Republicans are facing the recalls because of their support for Gov. Walker's bill killing collective bargaining rights for public workers.
The right-wing push to destroy unions in Wisconsin ran into a wall this morning.
"Working families, the unemployed and the impoverished faced numerous assaults in the continuing drive to make the rich richer," said the state AFL-CIO.
"If we had a boycott, trust me, we would be shouting it from the rooftops," noted Sheila Cochran, chief operating officer of the Milwaukee Labor Council.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said he supports unions taking an independent political approach in their fight to build the power of workers.
Tens of thousands of workers and their supporters have hit the streets circulating petitions to put the measure to repeal Senate Bill 5 as a referendum on the November ballot.