A panel at the American Constitution Society convention explores federal vs. state power in labor and human rights.
"I never knew until today," he said, as he looked out over the crowd, "that you can fly with a broken wing; our spirits may be wounded, but our hearts continue to smile."
For too long the left has not been a major player on our political scene. But that could well change in the coming decade.
Carl Reinstein, life long activist for labor, civil rights, and peace, passed away May 12 at age 96.
Unions, led by the fire fighters and the AFL-CIO, are gathering aid for their members and other victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas.
Will Parry," a warrior for working people for more than seven decades," died May 13 at the age of 93.
"Everything is very democratic," says Melvin Maclin. "We operate by one man one vote. We run things just like in our local. Our fight is far from over. At least we have a base to work from."
Some 30,000 flag-waving demonstrators marched down Broadway here on May Day demanding labor rights and immigration reform.
The food on your dining table comes at a particularly high price, and we don't mean in dollars and cents; we mean in lives.
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.