For the past 18 months, University of Illinois Chicago faculty have been negotiating for a livable salary for full-time lecturers.
Thanks to the works of those who came before us, this new generation is equipped with the knowledge of how to make change, and it is become more and more apparent what we need to fight for.
The "strike for better schools" was intended to reform the way the schools were administered and operated, and also how workers there were treated.
Parents, teachers, students and cafeteria workers cheered the decision by Chicago Public Schools last summer to replace frozen, canned and pre-plated meals with fresh food.
Over the last 5 years, government employment has dropped by 657,000 as a result of the Great Recession's effects. It's worth considering how much of that drop has hit public K-12 schools.
On October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups organized Freedom Day, a mass boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.
They came from every corner of Pennsylvania yesterday, and some from New Jersey and New York.
"We believe all children deserve great schools, and Congress must make the investments so we are ensuring opportunity for all children, not exacerbating current inequities."
UAW President Bob King, and actor Danny Glover are in Johannesburg where that country's Metalworkers union has come out fighting for the right of 5,000 Mississippi Nissan workers to organize a union.
The University of Wisconsin at Madison has been at the center of an ongoing dispute between workers rights activists and the Palermo's frozen pizza company.