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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was forced to back off his unilateral closure of neighborhood branch libraries on Mondays after the move sparked a public uproar.
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.
Under Romney's leadership, the mill slashed 1,750 jobs, padlocked a division that had existed for 100 years and eventually sank into bankruptcy.
The people of Wisconsin today submitted over a million signatures on petitions to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker, 460,000 more than needed to trigger a recall election.
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.
The new partnership will boost family farms in Nebraska and ensure that measures are taken to humanely raise meat and other animal products.
"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.