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.
Union leaders hailed the Senate vote, which forces senators to postpone the debate on fast-track until after the Memorial Day recess.
Emeryville, Calif. is putting its minimum wage on track to become the highest in the nation.