Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation last week to lower the wages of Wisconsin's middle class workers.
On Mar. 2, tens of thousands of Oakland workers will get a pay raise, and thousands more will have paid sick days for the first time.
The workers' demands center on health and safety issues, contracting jobs out to non-union workers and health care.
The union has repeatedly emphasized it is committed to reaching a new agreement as quickly as possible, and says only a few issues remain to be negotiated.
Proposals would improve the solvency of state programs, reach more workers in need, and make the UI program more responsive to economic downturns.
Supporters of the 50 percent for Jobs not Jails campaign rallied at the Alameda County Administration Building in Oakland Jan. 20.
Wall Street brokers and financial firms that provide retirement investment advice can drain away thousands of dollars of hard-earned savings from a single retirement account.
A panel of workers, a Laborer-turned-big-city mayor, a small business owner and others proposed practical moves for taking labor's "Raise The Wages," campaign nationwide.
Many of the people gathering in Washington this morning at the first-ever AFL-CIO National Summit on Raising Wages didn't have an easy time getting here.
The report was done by Minnesotans for a Fair Economy and announced by Working America, an organization of some 3 million workers, including 300,000 in Minnesota.