The workers are still part-timers, and their compensation is still far from the level that New Haven school custodians enjoyed before the privatization hit.
Workers in the United States know organizing here in the belly of the corporate beast is no easy task.
Retiring UAW President Bob King proclaimed a truism long understood by labor activists - "The amount of power you have determines the amount of justice you get."
The United Auto Workers union is unfolding a fightback program at its 36th Constitutional Convention here this week.
Opening a new front in their long campaign to improve Walmart, the "Walmart moms," members of OURWalmart, are taking on the company's chairman.
Holleran's dedication to telling the stories of hard-working women and men fighting for their rights in the workplace inspired other writers who knew her.
Police opened fire on workers who were marching to the Republic Steel plant in south Chicago to set up a picket line.
Citing the company's retaliation against workers, striking Walmart moms will join fellow workers, families, and community supporters nationwide as early as Friday.
On May 28, 1946, more than 30,000 workers in Rochester, N.Y., staged a successful one-day general strike.
"Where Congress is failing to take action to address inequality, these workers are leading the way; their fight is a shining light that will benefit all workers in the country."