St. Patrick's Day marks the 41st anniversary of the Great Postal Strike of 1970. The key to our dismal conditions then was this: we had no collective bargaining rights.
Republicans pulled a fast one last night, but Wisconsin workers have shown they will not take it lying down, and the key has been their "special sauce" - breadth and unity.
The rights of public workers and the services they provide is a part of the bigger fight for all workers to organize and win decent wages, working conditions, benefits and strong communities.
Under the guise of "fiscal responsibility" the tea party GOP extreme right at both the federal and state level is wielding a two-edged sword aimed at the heart of the black and Latino community's economic life.
Not missed by anyone in this majority African American city is the racist inference that Detroit's residents are the root of the problem.
Today 36% of public workers are union members which corresponds very closely to 37% of the total U.S. workforce unionized from the 1960s to 1980s.
Wisconsin, joined by other states, is ground zero of an irreconcilable conflict over the role of government.
The right wing, in its assault on working people, is full of contradictory statements.
Corporate executives have extracted record profits by sabotaging the recovery on every front - eliminating employees, repressing wages, withholding investment and shirking federal taxes.
The differences between the ruling class and the working class are extreme. And The reality of the U.S. class system is alive in Kentucky.