Unions and their allies, led by the AFL-CIO, back changes to the draft comprehensive immigration law that would keep immigration rights open for family members of current permanent residents.
The Minnesota state legislator who spent a week living on the minimum wage met that week with three Minnesotans for whom the minimum-wage challenge is an everyday reality.
A second federal appeals court further limited President Obama's power to make "recess appointments" to the NLRB when the Senate is out of session.
And that split could imperil immigration legislation overall, since the GOP-run House has made it clear that it may deep-six the Senate's comprehensive immigration overhaul.
"The right-wingers are out to destroy unions because we are the only line of defense workers have. Without unions, nobody is there to stop the corporate power-grab!"
President Lincoln signed the Homestead Act. It was a freedom opportunity for many, but also resulted in massive displacement of Native Americans.
Taking their cue from workers in St. Louis, Chicago, New York and Detroit, fast food workers took to the streets of Milwaukee on Wednesday in a one-day work stoppage to demand a $15.00 an hour wage.
On this day in 1954, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that segregated schools were unconstitutional.
On May 16, 1918, Congress passed the Sedition Act, leading to the arrest, imprisonment, execution and deportation of dozens of unionists, anarchists and communists.
Minnesota is one of several states that aren't waiting for the dysfunctional U.S. Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, now $7.25 hourly.