As the East Coast slowly recovers from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, some Chicagoans are actively lending a hand. More than 700 employees of Chicago-based utility Commonwealth traveled to Baltimore and Philadelphia to help restore electricity to the region.
While the U.S. economy has struggled in the last decade, South America's has thrived. And as the U.S. deals with near record poverty, South American countries are ramping up social spending and broadening their safety nets. For the first time, it looks like the U.S.
As legislative fights over the rights and benefits of public sector employees continue in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana, some are calling this a watershed moment for Big Labor. Historically, the Great Lakes states have been a bedrock of the labor movement - going all the way back to the labor st