Community activists, clergy and labor came together in defense of a simple concept - the right of workers to be paid for the work they do.
"In this country we are not supposed to have czars or dictators, we are supposed to have elected officials we can hold accountable."
At a press conference yesterday, leaders of numerous civil rights, community, faith, environmental and labor organizations also condemned the bill.
"You gave voice to what I have been feeling for so long," exclaimed several participants in response to a speech by Raglan George.
This will not be the end of the Republicans' 2012 anti-labor campaign.
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.
The president's budget will be ignored in the GOP-run House, where Budget Committee Chairm Paul Ryan, R-Wis., intends to draft a proposal, which is expected to push killing of Medicare as we know it.
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.