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.
At least 160 cities and towns across the country saw mass demonstrations yesterday against the "sequester" - the $85 billion in budget cuts over the next six months that Congress, through its inaction, has allowed to happen.
Judith Howell has a message for Congress: Pass comprehensive immigration reform and don't forget or brush aside the concerns of immigrants and their descendants who happen to be black.
New York City police evicted and arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek.