Chicago teachers went on strike to protest Bruce Rauner and the budget crisis, which threatens public schools and state universities.
Yale graduate student teachers and research assistants got a big boost in their decades-long quest for union rights.
The students say they plan to continue to rally and build coalition until their status as skilled laborers is recognized.
The Chicago Teachers Union gathered downtown and marched in a massive show of unity after a tumultuous month at the negotiation table with Chicago Public Schools.
Over 40 million Americans are buried under a mountain of student loan debt.
The student-led boycott will be launched at Ohio State University and will snowball over the coming months as dozens more universities adopt it.
"In reality, it would rob poor and struggling students of the resources, supports, and funding they need to succeed."
Civil rights groups organized the boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.
AFL-CIO Union Summer interns have joined members of the FLOC in a drive to organize thousands of North Carolina tobacco farm workers.
Teachers heard the iconic leader of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina characterize them as part of a movement fighting for the very soul of the nation.