Hundreds of parents and students demonstrated their solidarity with striking Chicago teachers in rallies across the city Sept.18.
Anti-foreclosure campaigners gathered to demand that banks stop foreclosure proceedings against a group of elderly veterans - most in their 90s - who are threatened with the loss of their homes.
Unions and their members are thrilled about a Wisconsin court ruling Friday striking down the state law pushed by Gov. Scott Walker.
Workers employed by a southern California Walmart subcontractor are the latest to launch a protest for their rights.
AFL-CIO Pres. Trumka was not surprised by the findings, which back up the federation's emphasis on the drastic impact the recession - known as the Bush Crash - has had on workers and families.
"This very ground was built on the struggle for equality and equal rights."
CHICAGO- Teachers here will vote on Sunday, Sept. 16, whether to continue or end the weeklong strike. Some 800 elected union delegates met today and decided they needed to see - in writing - more details on the framework hammered out by negotiators.
Republican legislators are passing voter suppression laws to take voting rights away. Most affected are people of color, women and working families.
The E.C. Electroplating plant - the source of a nearly 30 year-old toxic chromium spill currently wending its way beneath this town - will be torn down in early October.
Many athletes have publicly stated their support for having LGBT players as their teammates, and some have supported marriage equality efforts.