On this day in 1963, in East St. Louis, Illinois, 200 people - 170 of them female, and majority African-American - engaged in a sit-in protest.
In the aftermath of the Great Depression during which poverty encompassed 60 percent of the senior population, Social Security was a major plank of Roosevelt's "New Deal."
The 450 workers in the 13 unions that comprise the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition have authorized a strike if a new agreement cannot be reached.
It happened on August 12, 1919. The chorus girls in his Ziegfeld Follies formed their own union, the Chorus Equity Association.
It has been a cornerstone of the civil rights movement, by ensuring that every American citizen, regardless of race or language, has equal access to the vote.
The Ironworkers are trying to find jobs for 280 non-union colleagues left high and dry without pay when a large non-union Michigan contractor suddenly shut its doors.
"It appears Honeywell is more interested in intimidating our members with a show of force than in bargaining for a settlement."
A federal judge in Memphis, Tenn., has ordered Kellogg's to take back the 226 union workers it locked out from its cereal plant there over nine months ago.
While 131,000 people found jobs last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the number of unemployed people rose by 197,000 to 9.67 million.
Republican House Speaker Boehner is pushing a lawsuit against Obama to deflect attention from the fact that there are unmet needs in this country and his party has no agenda.