The AFL-CIO is calling upon President Barack Obama to take action to adjust these failed policies.
Teachers heard the iconic leader of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina characterize them as part of a movement fighting for the very soul of the nation.
The union sees its successful organizing campaign as a clear indication that face-to-face organizing is the proper response to what has been an onslaught of attacks on public service workers.
"This is an important victory. Johns Hopkins Hospital sets the standard for healthcare in our city and that standard has just been raised."
A majority of writer-producers at reality TV production company Original Media, creator of "Swamp People," voted overwhelmingly to join the Writers Guild of America, East.
Company assurance to the union notwithstanding, the UAW still has to deal with rightwing politicians in Tennessee who don't want to see any unions in their state.
The DC37 pact, which covers workers at 53 locals, is important as a potential pacesetter for other unions in the Big Apple.
Teach Great, a coalition backed by billionaire Rex Sinquefield, is funding the ballot initiative.
"This is an important victory for patients and workers all across Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Hospital sets the standard for healthcare and that standard has just been raised."
It was announced here today by the United Auto Workers union and Volkswagen employees that the UAW will begin representing workers at the plant in Chattanooga.