Alleen Brown is a Minneapolis-based writer. Her work has been published in In These Times, MinnPost.com and the Twin Cities Daily Planet.
A forty-eight-hour strike Monday called on subcontractors to clear the way for Minneapolis and St. Paul retail janitors to form a union.
Area janitors are fighting back against instances of unpaid overtime wages, denial of breaks and retaliation against union organizers.
The growing movement against education reform is challenging a well-messaged behemoth funded by billionaires and sanctioned by both political parties.
At the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Wall Street Project event, Clinton said taxes earned on up to 1.7 trillion repatriated dollars should be used to build a jobs-creating infrastructure fund.