Polls show a near dead heat in the bitter battle pitting labor's legions against Walker's millions.
The political terrain is treacherous and corporate money is flooding into right-wing Super PACS waging a racist, scorched earth policy against President Barack Obama.
Ayers was a longtime leader of IBEW Local 34 in Peoria, Ill., before ascending to national union office. He was unanimously elected president of the department in early 2007.
Steve Cooper, a longtime trade union, civil rights activist and member of the Los Angeles Metro Club of the Communist Party died recently in Los Angeles. He was 77.
Anarchist collectives in the Occupy movement in Oakland and the Pacific Northwest have put forward a new slogan, "We are the 89%." This threatens to destroy any alliance between the Occupy movement and organized labor.
While the spotlight was on the Super Bowl, workers across Indianapolis took to the streets to protest the outrages happening to working people.
Employers have been engaging in class warfare for quite some time now. Recently they have added lockouts to the long list of weapons they have used to wage that warfare.
Last fall's municipal elections in New Haven, Conn., made history. The implications, if heeded, bode well for 2012.
This morning in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the local high school Girl's Ensemble was scheduled to sing "The Internationale" at City Hall.
Those in Congress who are arrogantly playing politics with the lives of four million workers on extended unemployment compensation will not have a quiet moment.