With a federal government shutdown looming, Elaine Mitchell is wondering if she's "essential" and if she'll get paid, or when.
Over a thousand union members and community activists crowded into the Indiana State House on Monday, April 4th to speak out for labor rights and basic democracy.
Activists note even in Republican dominated Texas, protests for public workers and labor rights have been occuring throughout the state almost every day.
Hundreds of thousands will join nationwide actions on April 4 under the banner "We Are One" to fight for all working people.
The California State Senate honored the legendary labor leader by approving legislation for farm workers seeking union representation.
It all started with something Betty Dukes didn't do in 1998 at a Wal-Mart store in Pittsburg, Calif. She didn't come back late from lunch.
"In the past year the Affordable Care Act has benefited me and 72,000 other Missourians," Joyce Clark said cheerfully yesterday.
The legislature is grappling with budget deficits estimated at $5.1 billion, yet ballot initiatives pushed through by Republican extremists last November block every measure to increase revenues.
AFSCME president Gerald McEntee has called upon the House Speaker John Boehner to "stop using violent metaphors and demonizing public employees."
A specter is haunting Americans. About one in 10 of them.