WASHINGTON (PAI)-Charging ahead with their ideological agenda, the right wing Republicans who run the House Education and the Workforce Committee voted on April 17 for one of their pet causes, replacing overtime with comp time.
Last night an enormous explosion rocked this small town situated near Waco, killing 15 and injuring hundreds.
On April 16, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., imprisoned in Alabama for protesting segregation, wrote his powerful and eloquent answer to criticisms of him, the civil rights movement and its nonviolent direct action tactics.
Of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States today, between 7.5 and 8 million are estimated to be in the labor force.
The 2007-08 financial crisis, spurred by Wall Street's "casino capitalism," still threatens pension plans that affect 10 million workers.
On this day in 1931, governors of Florida, Virginia, New Mexico and a few other states rejected proposals from the Cotton-Textile Institute to forbid women from working factory night shifts.
A total of 146 workers - almost all of them immigrant women - are killed in a fire at New York's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, March 25, 1911.
WASHINGTON - For seven years, Carolle Fleurio has been a cook at a family restaurant in Stockbridge, Ga., and even though she enjoys the job, she told a Senate panel here, it's tough to raise a family on $8 an hour.
During the last 20 years of the Giuliani and then Bloomberg administrations, the living standards of the 99 percent have steadily declined, while the wealth of the 1 percent has risen.
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.