"Where Congress is failing to take action to address inequality, these workers are leading the way; their fight is a shining light that will benefit all workers in the country."
Today, fast food workers around the world are engaging in a one-day strike calling for higher wages and the right to form a union.
Two mineworkers were killed late Monday after being trapped in a collapse in a coal mine in Wharton, W.Va., operated by the Patriot Coal Company.
The campaign finance rulings "open the gates to billionaires" to capture the U.S. political process while shutting workers out, AFSCME President Lee Saunders says.
There were 200 delegates from 16 states at the convention, including 61 from Illinois and Michigan.
Demonstrations are planned for New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and 147 other U.S. cities and also on five other continents.
On May 12 in 1879, Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca tribe was declared a man in the federal courts of the U.S.
The supposed loss results from crushing pension pre-funding requirements imposed on the Postal Service.
On May 8, 1967, A federal grand jury indicted Muhammad Ali for refusing to be inducted into the armed forces.
"Either you are going to keep your gas or your lights on, not both. You shouldn't have to make choices like that in America today."