On March 24, 1974, the Coalition of Labor Union Women was founded by some 3,000 women trade unionists from 58 labor organizations at a meeting in Chicago.
"A goal of our Truthful Tuesday protests was to get people talking, change the dialogue, and reduce the tea party influence on Republicans. That is happening," said Brett Bursey, director of the S. C. Progressive Network.
The campaigns, for legalizing undocumented people and for raising the minimum wage, show labor's determination to get out in the streets and make unionists' voices heard.
Imagine living in a city striving to win the 2016 Republican Convention, already accepted a convention for the worst anti-worker political organizers in America, and trying to privatize their entire school district.
Using the excuse of decrying "ambush elections," the Republican right wingers who dominate the House Education and the Workforce Committee ambushed the NLRB at a March 5 hearing on the board's proposal
When Pilar comes home from work at night, often after toiling for 10-12 hours at the family's tortilla bakery and store, her elder daughter frequently has a question for her."Why isn't my Daddy home?"
Unionists mobilized against anti-worker schemes, delivering more than 6,850 handwritten and individual letters to state House Speaker Tim Jones demanding he reject so-called Right to Work legislation.
"You can always count on the brave workers it takes to ensure that all workers will, in the end, participate in how decisions are made at their workplaces."
They hope the campaign will resonate with voters concerned about low incomes, citizens worried about climate change and lawmakers who will respond to pressure on both.
They urged other politicians, notably lawmakers in Congress, to follow his lead and raise the national minimum wage.