Congress' year-end rush to approve a massive spending bill for the rest of fiscal 2015, and to extend a hodge-podge of special tax breaks, may produce little for workers.
Fast food strikers and supporters danced in front of a Downtown Los Angeles McDonald's on December 2, chanting, "If we don't get it, shut it down!"
American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten was arrested Dec. 4, in New York City while protesting the lack of justice in the recent police shootings.
"Don't be afraid, come out and fight for your rights, see all these people here. This gives me hope."
As Black Friday marked the start of this year's shopping season, unionists reflected on what they would get workers this year if they could get them anything in the world.
Fast food workers walked off the job from one end of the country to the other today, with police arresting hundreds of workers engaging in civil disobedience.
The number of unemployed actually rose by 115,000 in November, to 9.11 million, BLS said. But an equal number of workers found jobs, so the rate stayed unchanged.
Some 200 workers, labor and community supporters gathered in the heart of the largely Latino Fruitvale neighborhood Dec. 4.
Repeal of the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act would be a coup for "limited government" conservatives, and a devastating blow to the state's construction industry.
Does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which bars firms from discriminating against pregnant workers, mean what it says?