Reforming labor law to help balance the scales between workers and bosses in organizing and bargaining, will always be labor's number one legislative priority - until it passes.
Amid protests, arrests, a lockout from the state capitol building and a Democratic walkout, the GOP-run Michigan House passed a so-called "right to work" law on Dec. 6.
Solidarity, determination, and celebration were the watchwords at this year's post-election People's World Amistad Awards.
A sneak attack against financial re-regulation - undoing the reforms imposed on Wall Street and similar finaglers after the 2008 crash - is underway on Capitol Hill.
First there was anticipation, touched with a little bit of angst. Then there was exhilaration.
In the central Massachusetts region, the city of Worcester and Worcester County are seen as crucial to the race.
A downtown rally of transit union workers and their friends underlined the national union's political program.
Protesters also urged customers to join a boycott of all Mi Pueblo stores to protest the company's announcement that it was cooperating with the government's online E-Verify program.
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is utterly disconnected from workers in America.
Mexican supermarket (mercado) workers, supporters and union organizers marched through the Latino immigrant community on San Jose's East Side.