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Immigrants' rights are civil rights

President Barack Obama has come out fighting. His inauguration speech and his initiative on immigration...

Remembering the 1963 March on Washington

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, let us remember...

Down to the Ground Game

The presidential candidates have made their cases. There's not much left to be said. President...

No time for complacency

I agree with New York Yankee great Yogi Berra, who said, "It ain't over till...

Con Ed and climate change

I cheered last week when I learned that the lockout of the Consolidated Edison workers...

Affordable Care Act: A huge step forward

Last week's Supreme Court decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...

March on Father's Day to save our children

This Father's Day, Sunday, June 17, will be unlike any other for me. Besides the...

A Mother's Day gift

It is said that women hold up half the world, but they most certainly don't...

Our son, Trayvon

A parent's greatest concern is keeping her or his children safe. A parent's greatest grief...

The right-wing assault on women

In the labor movement, Women's History Month is a time to celebrate the achievements of...

Paid sick days are a human right

Late last year, our billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, summoned the press to City Hall to...

African-American history and the 2012 elections

I cannot discuss African-American History Month without focusing on the person who has been central...

We are the 99 Percent

The Occupy Wall Street movement (#OWS) has captured the imagination of our nation and the...

Domestic violence is a union issue

The recent sexual assault case of hotel housekeeper Nafissatou Diallo, a Guinean immigrant, by wealthy...

Time to put on our marching shoes

It gives me great pride that on Aug. 28, a 30-foot statue of Dr. Martin...