The TPP would give firms and investors "rights and privileges" that make it safer to take production overseas to low-wage, labor and human rights violators.
Californians, from Berkeley to San Diego, were out in force in yesterday's Global Day of Action to raise the wage.
"We are not going to stop the fight until we tear down the barriers that keep workplace and racial injustices in place."
Gerawan Farming, one of the country's largest growers, is challenging the law that makes farm workers' union rights enforceable.
The U.S. official unemployment rate stayed at 5.5 percent in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced.
In Panama they call longshore pay "hunger wages." Workers' families live below the government's own poverty line, and some families literally go hungry.
And the wins workers got, on amendments denouncing USPS cuts and advocating paid family and medical leave, may only be symbolic.
The student-led boycott will be launched at Ohio State University and will snowball over the coming months as dozens more universities adopt it.
The Steelworkers have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract with Shell as a pattern agreement for the rest of the industry.
People remember Norma Rae, whose iconic struggle to organize a union at J.P. Stevens in the 1970's in Roanoke, N.C. was the stuff of a major Hollywood movie.