The meetings are important because the teachers unions are known for their members' political activism, intelligence, credibility, and reach.
Every neighborhood and many unions rallied together behind the banner of New Haven Rising for good jobs for city residents.
Following effective worker lobbying, meetings, phone calls and 10,000 post cards, RTW legislation was defeated by a 90-52 margin in the state House.
Steffen stressed "unity and militancy at the bargaining table" and his commitment to the campaign against big business and big givers' monetary dominance in politics.
How has the middle class dissolved and childhood poverty risen while we continue to create more millionaires and billionaires?
The workers produce, on average, 3,200 bats each day for souvenirs and retail sale and about 300 bats per day for major league baseball players.
Hedges has been active in trying to organize a union among ground workers at Delta and in 15Now, a movement to raise wages among airport workers to $15 an hour.
Some media and folks with cameras were threatened; told that they were violating the Homeland Security Act. Really.
Members of Chicago Jobs with Justice as well as Jobs to Move America coalesced in downtown Chicago to declare their support for a worker fired in retaliation for whistleblowing.
Unions representing N.J. state and local government workers vowed that the fight over Chris Christie's pension payment cuts is not over.