Some 30,000 flag-waving demonstrators marched down Broadway here on May Day demanding labor rights and immigration reform.
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones was an Irish-American schoolteacher and dressmaker who became a labor and community organizer. A fiery orator, brave and determined heroine to millions of workers.
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.
A major milestone was passed April 16 in the long struggle to win jobs for local workers in redevelopment of the Oakland Army Base.
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.
Last week's unprecedented march on Washington D.C. to "Keep Families Together" through immigration reform has borne its first fruit, immigrant rights activists are saying.
"Jackie Robinson changed baseball, and when you've changed baseball in this country, you've changed this country!"
On April 8, 1898 singer, actor, civil rights and labor leader, peace activist and athlete Paul Robeson was born.
Labor and its allies in a broad array of movements are rising up against the plan.
Thousands of teachers, parents, students and city residents protested the announcement by Chicago Board of Education that it will close 54 schools effecting 30,000 students.