The AFL-CIO and its allies will spend weeks organizing an "America Wants to Work" campaign to focus on what they see as the nation's real crisis: jobs.
Tavis Smiley and Cornel West brought the last stop of their "Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience" to Memphis, Tennessee. The location was chosen in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s support for sanitation workers and as the site of the National Civil Rights Museum.
The AFL-CIO, in a pilot project in the Twin Cities and in six other areas, is trying to bring some hope back - along with practical help.
Over 5,000 jobseekers showed up in Detroit for the second stop on the Congressional Black Caucus's "For the People" tour.
Ten thousand Detroit Public Schools teachers and support staff are quickly finding out how undemocratic Michigan's emergency manager law is.
BOA made $10 billion in profits last year. However, they paid nothing in taxes.
Demonstrators gathered around the country calling on public officials to respond to the economic crisis by putting people back to work in good jobs.
"Connecticut workers want Congress to act on the jobs crisis with the same urgency that was brought to the manufactured political crisis over the debt ceiling."
At rallies, meetings, marches, demonstrations and press conferences from one end of the nation to the other demands for massive job creation are challenging the tea party inspired focus on the federal deficit.
The recession hasn't been good for anyone, but children have been especially hard hit says a new report by the Children's Defense Fund.