We are getting a double benefit from the stimulus money. We are rebuilding our infrastructure and creating jobs," said Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to about 300 union members.
As they celebrate their success with health care reform labor and its allies are already focusing on strengthening the financial reform legislation just approved by the Senate Banking Committee.
The rally's point was dramatized by a man wearing a tuxedo and a pig mask who made mock attempts to steal purses and pick the pockets of demonstrators.
A spirited lunchtime crowd of some 2000 workers heard local, state and national leaders slam Wall Street and urge action and large-scale investment for jobs.
In honor of Women's History Month, the seventh article in our series on the Communist Party's 90th Anniversary will survey a few documents written by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, one of the most prominent women Communists in U.S. history.
It seems no one is safe from the hard-hitting economic crisis these days including two prominent veteran arts journalists who lost their jobs Monday at Variety.
Jacob Green, an African American seaman who braved Nazi U-boats while supplying the Soviet Union during World War II, and later served as chairman of the Communist Party of Maryland, died Feb. 19. He was 107.
In Ohio, one leading Democrat is seen as having a better chance of winning in November, but the other has more money and is ahead in primary polls.