A labor movement united around his election in the Newark mayoral campaign is seen as having been a key cause of the victory of Ras Baraka.
A total of 4.7 million moms and their families would see an increase in wages. That's one fifth of all working moms and their families who would benefit.
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the worst disaster in clothing industry history.
The late environmentalist, Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis., founded Earth Day as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.
The mine was operated mostly by African American prisoners who, under Alabama's onvict lease system, had been "leased" to the mine owners. Regardless of how minor their crimes were, all of them rdied in the disaster.
nternational Women's Day, grew from the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.
The appointment on March 4, 1933, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history.
"You can always count on the brave workers it takes to ensure that all workers will, in the end, participate in how decisions are made at their workplaces."
Each community has a stake in immigration reform, he said, from family reunification to visa programs. "We as a coalition have been finding ways to raise our voices."
NDLON says current deportations, now approaching 2 million, run counter to U.S. history, have broken up at least 100,000 families, and damage the U.S. economy.