The disaster and the resulting deaths shocked the mining communities of Raleigh and Boone Counties and left the dead miners' families grieving.
Walmart employees' fight for justice and an end to retaliation reached a new level on Friday, with an estimated 1,600 actions and strikes.
During the nationwide strike in 160 cities for higher wages and union rights, they will demand an industry-wide wage of $15 per hour.
San Jose, which advertises itself as "the capital of Silicon Valley," has one of the highest housing costs in the nation, as well as - not coincidentally - one of the highest rates of homelessness.
SEIU president Mary Kay Henry joined 15 other leaders in urging President Obama to let an estimated five to six million undocumented adults stay in the U.S.
The vicissitudes of politics bring me back to the core issues; the electoral process amounts to only a part of what makes a democracy work.
Can retirees get lifetime health care benefits under a union contract? That question hit the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 10.
A federal grand jury indicted the former Massey Energy CEO on numerous counts of conspiracy in the Apr. 2010 underground explosion that killed 29 men.
"There's no way around it, losing the Senate is a tough blow for all of us hoping to see a progressive agenda enacted."
Art teacher Cynthia Bliss laced up her sneakers, grabbed a jacket and spent most of a recent Saturday asking strangers to help oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office.