"Verizon made $39 billion in profits over the last three years, but the company is still insisting on givebacks that would devastate our jobs."
Chicago teachers went on strike to protest Bruce Rauner and the budget crisis, which threatens public schools and state universities.
April 1 is likely to go down in history as unions and community organizations representing people from all walks of life stage strikes and actions from one end of the city to the other.
Hoping to send a message to the Board of Education, Mayor Emanuel, and Illinois Gov. Rauner, Chicago teachers are set to walk off the job in a one-day strike this Friday.
On this day in the year 1170 BCE, the first recorded strike took place against the building of pyramids.
The UAW organized 320,000 hourly workers in 96 plants to launch a nationwide strike against the GM corporation.
UAW workers overwhelmingly rejected the tentative agreement UAW leadership had previously reached with Fiat-Chrysler.
Fifty years ago, the great grape strike started in Delano, when Filipino pickers walked out of the fields on September 8, 1965.
The 5,000 teachers in Seattle's public schools suspended their six-day strike amid strong displays of solidarity on their picketlines.
The strike became a bitter conflict that galvanized workers' support from around the country and internationally.