Parents and students back Chicago teachers

Hundreds of parents and students demonstrated their solidarity with striking Chicago teachers in rallies across the city Sept.18.


Rally demands banks stop foreclosing on veterans

Anti-foreclosure campaigners gathered to demand that banks stop foreclosure proceedings against a group of elderly veterans - most in their 90s - who are threatened with the loss of their homes.


Wisconsin’s anti-collective bargaining law struck down

Unions and their members are thrilled about a Wisconsin court ruling Friday striking down the state law pushed by Gov. Scott Walker.


Walmart warehouse workers strike for workplace safety

Workers employed by a southern California Walmart subcontractor are the latest to launch a protest for their rights.


Census Bureau: Poverty rate unchanged, health care coverage improves, income drops

AFL-CIO Pres. Trumka was not surprised by the findings, which back up the federation's emphasis on the drastic impact the recession - known as the Bush Crash - has had on workers and families.


Coming out for equality in Memphis

"This very ground was built on the struggle for equality and equal rights."


Chicago teachers to vote Sunday on ending strike

CHICAGO- Teachers here will vote on Sunday, Sept. 16, whether to continue or end the weeklong strike. Some 800 elected union delegates met today and decided they needed to see - in writing - more details on the framework hammered out by negotiators.


CLUW mobilizes to protect voter rights

Republican legislators are passing voter suppression laws to take voting rights away. Most affected are people of color, women and working families.


With toxic plant ready for demolition, NJ residents voice concerns

The E.C. Electroplating plant - the source of a nearly 30 year-old toxic chromium spill currently wending its way beneath this town - will be torn down in early October.


NFL players make strong defense of LGBT equality

Many athletes have publicly stated their support for having LGBT players as their teammates, and some have supported marriage equality efforts.

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