Tens of thousands of petitions are hitting the streets of Ohio to repeal Senate Bill 5, a drastic union-busting law led by the Republican-controlled state legislature and signed by Gov. John Kasich.
Florida's labor movement is fighting against a bill, supported by the state's Chamber of Commerce and legislature, that would strip public sector unions of their right to engage in political activity.
Unity to defeat the attack on workers was the theme, with Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke keynoting, at the Young Trade Unionists event.
Though unions are under attack in states from Wisconsin to Maine by tea party-backed Republican governors, they are winning the war of public opinion, according to the results of a new poll.