In what he termed "the most difficult budget" in the state's history, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on March 6, called for deep cuts in a wide range of social programs.
Restaurant workers are sending a message to Albany lawmakers to raise the minimum wage to at least $9.00/hour when they do the budget this month.
Chicago's labor movement turned out in force yesterday to declare support for immediate reform of immigration law.
The AFL-CIO will probe new ways of organizing itself and the broader labor movement and its allies to meet what it says are the changing times.
"Ninety-four percent of the country pays Social Security taxes on all their income. Six percent do not. This has got to change."
The second largest cab company in Las Vegas has forced its drivers - the first taxi drivers to unionize, more than a decade ago - to strike.
"This is a major victory for working families. We work hard to support our families, we fought hard against cuts that would have destroyed thousands of jobs."
These students are finally ready to tell McDonald's, "Enough!"