Now is Pete Seeger's 92nd birthday. Happy birthday Pete!
International Worker's Day has come home. Out of the depths of the raging class war against public workers, their unions and all working people, has arisen a call by the labor movement from Wisconsin to Connecticut to rally on May Day
Supporters of public-sector unions in Wisconsin filed enough petition signatures to force two Republican senators into recall elections, only four of which have ever been carried out in the state's history.
The problem started 30 years ago when Reagan fired the air traffic controllers who were protesting the very conditions that led to this debacle.
The Rally for Michigan Families was the largest and most diverse demonstration since protests against the Republican attack began here a month ago. "The Republicans could never have a rally like this," said one participant.
Less than two weeks after recall campaigns against eight Wisconsin GOP state senators got under way, union members and their allies have already collected half the signatures they need.
Republicans rammed through a bill that would undo 50 years of labor rights in Wisconsin.
The only protection workers have to fight against exploitation is a working democracy. And so unions were born.
Actor and activist Danny Glover joined hundreds of protestors Feb. 28th, in Indianapolis, to rally against the state's Republican lawmakers anti-worker agenda.
"I am proud to stand with you and the workers of Wisconsin," Connecticut Gov. Daniel Malloy told hundreda at a Hartford rally Tuesday.