The Chicago Teachers Union went on strike over a 30% salary raise, Illinois unions resist any pension reform, and Wisconsin union membership dramatically declined in the wake of CBA reform.
While presidential candidates are fighting over accurate jobs numbers, Wal-Mart's associates are striving to address income inequality and depraved working conditions. They must be heard.
Occupy Wall Street and Anonymous both plan major events on Monday. Many of the events/ protests will focus on immigration reform in the United States.
Despite the emotional rhetoric used to support it, the minimum wage increases unemployment and drastically harms those who it is intended to help.
As Hostess sends almost 18,000 employees home, big labor will celebrate a win. But what about those individuals now facing an unemployed Christmas?
Tons of chocolate will be purchased and consumed on Valentine's Day, but most of the holiday's hot commodities are not made with love.
Mayor Emanuel caved to the teachers union last year to end the strike. Now they want him fired. Speaker Madigan is now being taken to court by the unions after finally pushing for pension reform.
More young people would be able to get jobs if the minimum wage were reduced.