"It is important to raise the wages for all of us: on payday workers may be able to pay the rent but can't pay for food."
"It's the height of hypocrisy to accept voluntary contributions from hardworking union members and then turn their backs on the unions."
"Politics as usual has not worked. It's time for a political revolution."
It results from the persistent demand by CEOs that all wealth get deposited in their pockets.
Fast-food workers will wage their biggest-ever strike Tuesday - one year from Election Day - with walkouts hitting a record 270 cities from Detroit to Denver.
The creation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations was announced 80 years ago on this day.
What they built was something special, and union workers are erecting a development to revitalize the surrounding area.
Union leaders gave the 12-nation treaty an initial thumbs down as being too pro-corporate and not guaranteeing workers' rights.
Poultry workers in the United States suffer high rates of injury, earn poverty level wages and work in a climate of fear.
"The future of our students' education is at stake. Our action today is part of a long struggle for racial and educational justice."