Cesar Chavez was the founder and leader of the United Farm Workers union. The UFW achieved the nation's first industry-wide farm labor contracts.
WASHINGTON (PAI)-Charging ahead with their ideological agenda, the right wing Republicans who run the House Education and the Workforce Committee voted on April 17 for one of their pet causes, replacing overtime with comp time.
On April 16, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., imprisoned in Alabama for protesting segregation, wrote his powerful and eloquent answer to criticisms of him, the civil rights movement and its nonviolent direct action tactics.
The 2007-08 financial crisis, spurred by Wall Street's "casino capitalism," still threatens pension plans that affect 10 million workers.
WASHINGTON - For seven years, Carolle Fleurio has been a cook at a family restaurant in Stockbridge, Ga., and even though she enjoys the job, she told a Senate panel here, it's tough to raise a family on $8 an hour.
Wage theft comes through arbitrary employer rulings that workers are "independent contractors." That's a form of fraud that hurts workers, honest employers and governments, too,
The Graduate Employees Organization at the University of Illinois at Chicago held a rally titled "Don't Make Us Strike" to protest the stalling of their negotiations for a contract by the administration.
The mood was boisterous and upbeat as some 2,000 demonstrators massed outside Philadelphia School District headquarters in an attempt to stop threatened closing of nearly 30 public schools.
March 8, International Women's Day, grew from two sources -- the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.
Sleazy 'recruiters' lured the workers here with assurances of plenty of money, a status job and U.S. citizenship, but when they got here they became indentured servants