Centrist Democrats in the Senate and House of Representatives proposed federal minimum wage legislation that would preserve low wages in rural areas.
The midterm elections may have been a mixture of jubilation and disappointment for progressives, but Wisconsin was certainly a story worth celebrating, as voters ousted Republican Governor Scott Walker, who was notorious for his attacks on labor unions. Walker’s attempt at a third term was thwarted by Democratic challenger Tony
Construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which faced protests from environmental activists and residents in West Virginia and Virginia, was temporarily halted in June.
On May 7, teachers in Colorado’s Pueblo District 60 went on strike after the state’s Department of Labor and Employment declined to intervene in a dispute over salaries and school funding. It’s the first teacher strike in Colorado since 1994. The strike came just days after teachers from over two
Rank-and-file teachers from Arizona Educators United and Save Our Schools United share plans for a “day of action” to defend public education on March 28.