A national precedent was set in Connecticut last week after lawmakers passed measures allowing paid sick days and the expansion of health care coverage.
Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold led 1,000 firefighters, nurses, farmers and a motorcade of taxi cabs and an antique fire engine, in a demonstration that encircled Capitol Square.
Like the workers who built "Hooverville" tent cities in the Depression of the 1920s and '30s, protestors are dramatizing their opposition to Republicans' economic policies.
Where are we in regard to clean energy and fuel-efficient cars in the U.S.? It appears other countries are leading the way.
They claim that the federal government, all the way up to and including President Obama, is conspiring to shut Massey down.
Currently the number of youth who are unemployed, especially youth of color, has risen to a level not seen decades.
The film was an on-the-scene report of what historians call "The Memorial Day Massacre," filmed by Paramount Pictures as it happened in Chicago in May 1937.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration has found another mine with the same types of violations that caused 29 deaths last year.
"The company broke faith with its workers by frequently and knowingly violating the law and blatantly disregarding known safety practices."
The U.S. Navy is expected to name a new military cargo ship after labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez this week in San Diego, California. But the news has sparked controversy from both those that support and oppose it.