Several big coal companies have also used federal bankruptcy law to escape from funding retirees' pensions through the per-ton tax on coal.
The 'Rauner Is Hurting Illinois' march and rally spanned out over six full city blocks in Springfield, Illinois.
The principal demands were for better pay that at least matches that in other airline companies, quality healthcare, and retiree benefits.
"The future of our students' education is at stake. Our action today is part of a long struggle for racial and educational justice."
Walmart suddenly closed five stores giving its employees only a few hours notice and laying off an estimated 2,200 workers.
Every neighborhood and many unions rallied together behind the banner of New Haven Rising for good jobs for city residents.
Some media and folks with cameras were threatened; told that they were violating the Homeland Security Act. Really.
We were solidly united together; one of the speakers in the park called it "capitalism's worst nightmare!"
Marchs were held all over LA in support of worker rights, immigration reform, lives matter, police transparency, economic rights, and civil rights.
Low wage workers were joined by dozens of area unions and community organizations in a massive demonstration for $15 and a union.