In a rousing speech to a legislative conference of the UAW, President Obama defended his administration's bailout of the auto industry and credited UAW workers as the real saviors of the big Detroit companies.
A $26.5 billion settlement between the states' attorneys general and big banks over the financial finagling with mortgage-backed securities is a good first step, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says.
Protesters denounced huge tax giveaways to the rich and big business that the governor is paying for with cuts to education, mental health and city services.
Alabama's anti-immigrant law, HB 56, has threatened people of color regardless of their legal status, and continues to damage the state's economy and reputation.
Progressive organizations came together to protest home foreclosures with a long march and vigil in North Dallas.
The nation's official unemployment rate fell in January to 8.3 percent, down from December's 8.5 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.