BY David Hungerford | Newark, NJ | 4/17/10
Community forces here, led by the United Front to Defend Public Education (UFDPE) are opposing funding cutbacks and the privatization of public schools. There have been marches and rallies, speakers at public forums and literature distribution to oppose the cutbacks.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 4/15/10
St. Paul, MN - Protesters assembled in the rotunda of the Minnesota state capitol here on April 15 for a rally to demand that the state government not “balance the state budget on the backs of working and low-income people.” The rally called on politicians to instead, “tax the rich.”
BY Masao Suzuki | San Bruno, CA | 4/04/10
n March, 162,000 new jobs were created, according to a monthly survey of businesses taken by the Labor Department. This was the largest number of new jobs created in a month in three years.
BY Freedom Road Socialist Organization | United States | 3/09/10
The March 4 national day of action for education was a huge success! Over 100,000 people marched, rallied and took action at over 100 schools and colleges. The biggest protests were in California, both on college campuses and in city streets.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Bruno, CA | 2/10/10
On Feb. 5 the Department of Labor released their report on the January 2010 job market. The good news in the report was that the official unemployment rate fell from 10.0% in December to 9.7% in January.
BY staff | Saint Paul, MN | 2/04/10
About 100 people gathered here Feb. 4 on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol for a protest that coincided with the opening of the Minnesota State Legislature.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 1/28/10
The battle is under way to put a moratorium on home forecloses in Minnesota. The first legislative hearing on an bill to put a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions began with a joint hearing by State Senate Economic Development and Housing Budget Division and Health and Housing and Family Security Committee, Jan. 27 at the Minnesota state capitol.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 1/23/10
More than 75 workers, students and community supporters rallied at Morrill Hall, the central administration building here, Jan. 21, to oppose attempts by President Bruininks and senior administrators to balance the budget on the backs of staff and students.
BY Joe Iosbaker | Chicago, IL | 1/22/10
Over 200 workers, faculty and students at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) marched here, Jan. 21, to demand full funding for higher education and an end to threatened furloughs and layoffs.
BY Adam Price | San Jose, CA | 1/20/10
Wages failed to keep up with the rise in prices, so weekly real earnings, or the purchasing power of workers’ weekly wages, fell by 1.6% in 2009.