Thousands rallied in Columbus and hundreds in Cleveland Saturday to support efforts to repeal laws suppressing trade union and voting rights enacted by the extremist Republican administration of Gov. John Kasich.
Hundreds of workers and their allies at events throughout Ohio rallied this week for jobs and to restore union and voting rights under siege.
It appears that the GOP is not alone in initiating voter suppression: Americans for Prosperity has joined in on the action.
With the GOP holding a 19-14 lead in the state senate, labor-backed Democrats needed to win three of the six races to wrest control.
Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine, known for his detailed and personal verse about the working class, has been appointed the country's new poet laureate.
Jobs with Justice has broadened the base of support for working people, and they have inventively multiplied the arsenal of labor's strategies.
Connecticut state workers are now voting for the second time on a tentative agreement reached by their unions and Gov. Malloy to "save jobs, protect benefits and preserve services."
The bosses don't want lots of union workers because they tend to break down the racial divide that has slowed progress in this part of the country ever since the end of the Civil War.
The objective is to enhance community-based and home-based long-term care for the current 7.6 million elderly adults who need it and for the estimated one-fifth of the U.S. population that will need it by 2030.
"We have to be united," GRO-Grassroots Organizing said - "Faith, labor, community, we have to get organized."