Having been raised in Maine, son of a lineman and a mother and stepmother who were state workers, I am infuriated that the Republican governor there has ordered the removal of mural that depicts the role of Maine working people.
More than 300 Niles West High School students walked out of classes March 17 to protest anti-union legislation under consideration in Illinois' neighboring states.
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.
Women are calling Republican budget cuts and attacks on public employees a double-barreled "war on women."
"We need a bigger, bolder Communist Party if we are to meet the challenges of the day," Sam Webb, national chair of the Communist Party, USA, said in an interview.
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.
"I am proud to stand with you and the workers of Wisconsin," Connecticut Gov. Daniel Malloy told hundreda at a Hartford rally Tuesday.
A video put together by the Missouri Employee and Human Rights Coalition provides compelling testimony about the importance of protecting the state's non-discrimination law.