Chicago City Council elections are shaping up to be a contest between a coalition of organized labor, the many racially and ethnically diverse communities, their organizations and small businesses against the big financial and corporate interests in the city.
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's State of the State address last night showed that his drive to "reinvent" Michigan is neither new nor a balm for this crisis-weary state.
Allowing Wal-Mart open a store here would be akin to letting in an economy-killing "Trojan Horse," says this city's Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, and he has a study to prove it.
With the jobless rate in the Rose City at 10.6 percent or 38,402 workers unemployed, the labor movement and its allies are fed up and fighting back.
With their two-thirds GOP majority in the Texas House, the right wing hopes to curtail the right of Texas workers to join unions.