Emeryville, Calif. is putting its minimum wage on track to become the highest in the nation.
Strikes, marches, and rallies are happening coast to coast today in hundreds of towns and cities.
Steelworkers are known for their political savvy and impressive organizing around political and economic issues.
The U.S. official unemployment rate stayed at 5.5 percent in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced.
"Millions of families working for poverty wages will continue to struggle until McDonald's pays a living wage."
"We need to fight for everyone, especially for those who feel that they can't fight by themselves."
Low wage workers throughout the county are gearing up for the April 15 national demonstration demanding a raise in the minimum wage.
"The Postal Service takes in $68 billion a year in revenue and Wall Street wants it."
Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation last week to lower the wages of Wisconsin's middle class workers.
On Mar. 2, tens of thousands of Oakland workers will get a pay raise, and thousands more will have paid sick days for the first time.