The Arizona House approved Republican Gov. Jan Brewer's plan to take away civil service protections from state workers.
The flight attendants called the action, and the pilots and Transport Workers Union quickly joined in. Other unions and solidarity activists drove into DFW International Airport for the action.
Neither the state AFL-CIO's efforts nor the special election recall loss in November of a key radical right ally stopped GOP Gov. Jan Brewer
One Filipina caregiver from the East Bay explained that she sleeps in the same bed as her client: "What I'd like would be a bed where I could sleep by myself," she said.
In an assault on workers and their unions in the heart of the once heavily industrialized and unionized Midwest, Indiana's Republican-controlled House passed a right to work for less bill yesterday.
It seems another American icon is being chiseled away.
The AFL-CIO has launched an advertising campaign telling the country that union workers are just like everyone else - and that they deserve their rights.
Republican lawmakers and Republican Gov. Rick Scott are expected to push for deep cuts, including in Medicaid and unemployment benefits.
Missouri's minimum wage workers could be getting a $1 an hour raise next year - currently, Missouri's minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.
"I really feel he didn't care about the workers. It was all about profit before people," said Randy Johnson who worked in Marion, Indiana at American Pad and Paper Co. in the 1990's.