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.
Participants in Tuesday's mass rally at the Ohio Statehouse tell the People's World why they came.
CHICAGO - Under the guise of "school reform," big corporate foundations, banking and speculative hedge fund investors are pulling out all stops to ram an anti-teacher measure through the Illinois state legislature.
DALLAS - Texas teachers added their voices to the worldwide outrage over attacks against retirees at a rally here on October 25.
CHICAGO - Hundreds of activists will rally downtown at GOP headquarters here Sept. 15 for a federal jobs bill and against senatorial candidate Mark Kirk, an Illinois congressman who has opposed numerous job creation bills.
Do you, the reader, think you make too much money?Because there are many who think public sector workers do!
CHICAGO - Nearly a hundred teachers, parents, students, labor leaders and community activists rallied at the Chicago Board of Education building here July 28 against recent massive teacher layoffs.