The House GOP majority rejected a Democratic attempt to aid low-wage workers by ending federal government hiring of contractors who violate the law.
In spite of deep anger and skepticism about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's sincerity, the Working Families Party has endorsed his re-election bid.
"Labor rights are now government-to-government in trade pacts, while corporate rights get to go over the top of governments."
Texas completed its Democratic and Republican primary elections on May 27. Unlike the results in other states, "tea party" far-right Republicans triumphed in most of the contests.
In response to a national epidemic of police and vigilante killings, a two day "National Forum on Police Crimes" took place in Chicago, May 16-17.
In a world where we sometimes feel overwhelmed by tragedy, the best antidote to helplessness is to get out and do something, be with people, and imagine a better future.
"We cannot and we will not stand silent while workers are impoverished through the supply chains of big business and attacked by their own governments."
A labor movement united around his election in the Newark mayoral campaign is seen as having been a key cause of the victory of Ras Baraka.
President Obama says more federal spending will help avert a looming crisis that could stifle economic growth and torment commuters.
The party's 30th national convention will be held June 12-15 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. "Politically, we are ready. It's going to be a great affair."