What is happening in Michigan "is a threat to everyone in this nation," said Al Sharpton. "If you get away with it in Detroit, you can get away with it all over the nation."
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.
A new coalition has formed to uphold the California Environmental Quality Act against business-backed attempts to weaken the state's landmark 1970 environmental safety law.
For two years, we have had continual crises with debt ceilings, budget resolutions, and really big scary numbers.
Michigan's state takeovers of cities and school districts have been very harmful to the public's interests.
Leaders of the labor-environmental group Blue-Green Alliance called on the president to launch and prioritize a national dialogue on climate change.
The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays, although it will continue Saturday package delivery.
Some families lost their homes, others expected to lose theirs, but they chose to fight for the greater good.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka warns that "the right-wing bullies in Congress are plotting to take their next hostage."