People here are in shock after Republicans, just before Memorial Day, voted in Congress to reward the owners of the Avondale Shipyard $310 million for putting 5,000 local people out of work.
The measure will not impose any cost on Illinois taxpayers and could benefit as many as 95,000 immigrant youth.
David Kupfer visited with Pete Seeger just before his 90th birthday in the spring of 2009. This is the second installment of a three part series based on the interviews.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is redefining workers' battle with the radical right as a moral struggle, saying it involves the nation's future.
They claim that the federal government, all the way up to and including President Obama, is conspiring to shut Massey down.
The Illinois version does not include a path to citizenship, but its seen as a move to counter some of the anti-immigrant measures being proposed nationwide.
Women are being thrown under the bus as states and the nation try to reduce deficits by slashing budgets.
For the first time in history, the federal government has undertaken a "look back" to eliminate anachronistic, redundant or unwarranted regulations.
The court's decision continues a 136-year struggle by public education advocates to have a "thorough and efficient" education for all the state's children.
Currently the number of youth who are unemployed, especially youth of color, has risen to a level not seen decades.