CHICAGO - Fed up with discrimination, the Chicago Teachers Union filed a complaint Feb. 9 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charging the Board of Education's mass teacher layoffs last year unfairly impacted African American teachers.
Teachers, steelworkers, electricians, firefighters and other union members, their families and supporters, rallied here on the Southeast Side to defend teachers and union rights.
Thousands of Texans converged and converged again for some of the biggest labor actions in decades.
Workers answered the Michigan AFL-CIO's call and turned out in force March 8 to lobby the state Senate against budget cuts and takeovers of cities and schools.
A rally of thousands of teachers at the state Capitol in Nashville on Saturday marked a turning point for Tennessee.
Labor is planning a mass mobilization nationwide on April 4 to support workers' rights, specifically the right to collectively bargain.
Originally slated as a rally against Mayor Bloomberg's threatened layoffs and cutbacks, the rally became one in a series of actions in solidarity with Wisconsin public workers.
Roaring solidarity with Wisconsin workers, many in the crowd wore Green Bay Packer "cheesehead" foam hats, symbolizing how the "Cheddar Revolution" has spread nationwide from America's Dairyland.
Some are calling the firing of the city's 1,296 public school teachers a "back-door" Wisconsin.