SEIU 721 social workers, nurses and other public service workers turned out in big numbers to support good jobs and a real fix to the nation's broken immigration system by marching in the annual May Day march in Los Angeles.
On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in Memphis, where he stood with sanitation workers who were demanding the right to bargain collectively and pursue their dream of a better life.
Wisconsin Gov. Walker and his anti-worker allies are determined to take away Americans' collective bargaining rights. But in the process they've awoken a powerful sleeping giant: middle class, working families.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his alliance of anti-worker politicians and media pundits, who make sport of attacking teachers, nurses and other working people, seem to think that by repeating their lies over and over again, they can somehow make them come true.
Earlier this week, a coalition of 161 teachers, firefighters, social workers and other public service workers from across Southern California flew to Madison to show solidarity with the workers there who are fighting bravely to protect their bargaining rights.
Watching the events unfold in Wisconsin over the past week, it's hard not to feel a sense of pride in our fellow union members and the thousands of people who have taken to the streets to support them.
For those of us supporting the workers from afar, we can learn more about the events in Wisconsin by reading some of the excellent commentary that's been written about them.