In many service sector jobs, including food service and retail, workers often experience volatile schedules that wildly fluctuate from week-to-week and wreak havoc on their lives.
Rauner also failed to deny reports that he is considering calling on the Illinois National Guard to replace state workers in the event of a lockout or strike.
"I am incredibly excited to be returning to my job where I can continue to fight for dignity and respect for all El Super workers."
Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton supports comprehensive labor law reform, and she says she really means it.
"Since the death of Trayvon Martin, the AFL-CIO has worked to open a constructive dialogue around the role of race."
"It's a sign of the times and how important the fight is that five major presidential candidates would come here in a 24-hour period."
Union leaders passed a resolution that calls upon the AFL-CIO to add a demand for single-payer heath insurance to the federation's Raising Wages campaign.
"Americans deserve better than mean-spirited, self-serving politicians."
The AFL-CIO hopes to lay out a strategy to unite workers across the country behind its Raising Wages Agenda and behind a broad program of progressive action.
Corporate defiance by AT&T led members of CWA and their families to rally outside the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis on July 17.