“We’re on strike because we’re tired of struggling just to survive.”
They are fighting a cynical example to use the current economic and political climate to reduce workers' earnings.
Why these protests were hugely significant.
See photos of some of the protests against Walmart today in Wis.
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Bring a picket sign to a Walmart near you.
Chicagoans – including those in the highest city offices – got a schooling in labor relations and the power that unions can still have even in this day and age.
What tripped up Obama the most is that he has essentially adopted George W. Bush's free-market, live-and-let-die education policies.
“We need to be able to teach for life, not just for test scores,” says one Chicago teacher.
Find out why many students and former students have spent the past few days on the picket lines.
If you care about public education, you should stand with the Chicago teachers. They’re fighting for an education system that works for kids in every ZIP code — not just a few.
The citizens of Chicago are siding with the teachers’ union in this epic battle against “Mayor One Percent” and the business agenda.
She was my former pupil, and she is a powerhouse of energy, ideas, and idealism.