As we celebrate the life and historic contributions of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, public workers are under fierce attack across the country.
Taking advantage of the economic crisis, the Republicans and Wall Street have placed public workers in the bull's-eye of their attack.
Obama announced his proposal for a two year wage freeze for all non-military government workers. The proposal is a terrible idea. It's bad for the economy and feeds into racist, anti-worker stereotypes of the "lazy" public worker.
Thanksgiving is a grand American holiday: secular, focused on family, food, friends, celebrating and giving.
Given the worst losses for the Democrats in Congress in the last 50 years, some serious rethinking seems called for.
And it's a choice that should have national impact, given California's prominence as a pace-setting state.
"We the lower class people wish for better waitress pay, better health care, day care, and more jobs," says a waitress in a small town in Georgia.
This is a time of emerging and growing working class consciousness.Let's take a look at the specifics.
Recently, Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers, appeared on Comedy Central's Steven Colbert Report to encourage U.S. workers to take jobs in agriculture.
A Catholic scholars group says that opposing unions is a "grave violation" of the church's social doctrine - in fact, it's a mortal sin.