The legislation is important both for jobs creation and to repair and replace the nation's crumbling infrastructure and to repair, replace and upgrade bus and subway systems.
On a hot summer day in LA, Fermin Rodriquez, a fired El Super market worker, marched alongside community, labor and religious leaders.
Every neighborhood and many unions rallied together behind the banner of New Haven Rising for good jobs for city residents.
"Since 1978 Missouri has said no to right-to-work and in just a minute I will sign that veto and make sure the voices of Missouri's working people are heard."
On June 2 in Dallas, nationwide rallies demanded re-hiring of laid-off Walmart workers.
Teacher Lily Eskelsen Garcia has seen poverty's impact on her students, so for her, the issue is personal.
It's a great day for working Angelenos, as the LA city countil has voted to raise the minimum wage, in steps, to $15 an hour.
"Our city has taken a much-needed, significant step toward lifting hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty."
Saying "we need to reward work, not wealth," the group unveiled a massive grassroots campaign for "A Progressive Agenda."
APWU members will rally in over 85 cities for improved postal services and to protect good, living-wage jobs.