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."
Despite GOP shenanigans, labor-backed Democratic State Senate hopefuls swept six races in the first round of Wisconsin's state recall elections.
In addition to poor working conditions, unstable pay, and the lack of respect that are endemic to the care industry as a whole, care workers also face a unique legal barrier to obtaining just working conditions.
Several young activists dressed as zombies spent the night on the steps in front of City Hall to participate in the following day's City Council meeting.
A video produced by the Labor Education Service outlines the many public services being affected by the state government shutdown.
The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy may be the far right's next target, but it is organizing to "get in front" of an Andrew Bretibart/Karl Rove type attack.
Minnesota's sluggish economy, struggling to recover from the recession, will be rocked by the layoffs of 23,000 state employees and thousands of others.