A panel of workers, a Laborer-turned-big-city mayor, a small business owner and others proposed practical moves for taking labor's "Raise The Wages," campaign nationwide.
Many of the people gathering in Washington this morning at the first-ever AFL-CIO National Summit on Raising Wages didn't have an easy time getting here.
The report was done by Minnesotans for a Fair Economy and announced by Working America, an organization of some 3 million workers, including 300,000 in Minnesota.
Implementation of new "free trade" pacts, and specifically the TPP between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations, could lead to mass unemployment in Latin America.
Fast food workers walked off the job from one end of the country to the other today, with police arresting hundreds of workers engaging in civil disobedience.
The Senate planned to vote on Dec. 8 on President Obama's nomination of Lauren McFerran to a National Labor Relations Board seat.
The number of unemployed actually rose by 115,000 in November, to 9.11 million, BLS said. But an equal number of workers found jobs, so the rate stayed unchanged.
The pioneering Retail Workers Bill of Rights will give an estimated 40,000 hourly workers greater stability in their schedules and hours.
"From Ferguson to Bentonville and across the country, black youth, Walmart workers, and allies are self-organizing to fight back."
"With Walmart's low-wages and hectic schedules, too many Walmart workers are left on the edge of poverty."