April

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Calif. bill would add LGBT history in public schools

Lawmakers are considering a bill to make sure the historical contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people are accurately portrayed in public schools.

“Emergency powers” dictatorship seizes a Michigan city

Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder stripped the people of Benton Harbor, Mich., of their voting rights and their elected officials last week.

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Look for the Union Bunny

At Bunny Headquarters, Solomon P. Bunny, union executive secretary, and a militant corps of Easter bunnies were preparing picket signs.

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Class of 2011 faces worst jobs crisis ever recorded

Students graduating this year face the worst labor market ever encountered by a graduating class.

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One year after deadly BP explosion, troubles persist

Today marks one year since 11 workers were killed in the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Latinos, immigrants and labor form strategic alliance

America's 50 million Latinos have become a political and economic force to be reckoned with, especially when they join with immigrants rights groups and labor.

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If Kasich gets his way, who will want to be a teacher?

Hundreds of teachers rallied here April 14 to protest Republican Gov. John Kasich's drive to bust unions and slash funds for public schools.

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Recall fight makes history in Wisconsin

Supporters of public-sector unions in Wisconsin filed enough petition signatures to force two Republican senators into recall elections, only four of which have ever been carried out in the state's history.

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Outcry grows over Detroit ICE tactics

Rep. Luis Gutierrez led a 1,000-strong rally here Monday, spurred by an incident in which Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in SUVs surrounded an elementary school.

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Missourians serve Bank of America with tax bill

"We are all making sacrifices. But what are the banks doing?"

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