Discrimination and repression of rights are factors in the wage gap between white and African-American workers.
"It was important that hundreds of people representing $15 and a union came out and that there was a sense of hooking that issue into the Presidential campaign."
"Voters are fed up with lack of action in Washington on raising wages for working people; letting voters know where the candidates stand on these issues can have a significant impact."
Hillary Clinton supports workers in the Fight for $15 and a union, fair scheduling, paid sick time, retirement security, workplace safety and benefit protection.
Maryland may not see $15 for quite some time. But Baltimore Fight for $15 activists aren't waiting.
More than 100,000 Minneapolis workers - many of them women and people of color - would benefit from the $15 wage.
The staff hand-signed and posted an open letter saying they want to work for a quality newspaper, but the corporation mandated layoffs and unfilled positions.
Calif. grocery workers approve new contract with raises, retirement protections, improved scheduling
"This contract is a victory for our members, and secures their wages, retirement security, and control over their schedules."
NBC-Universal owns Telemundo, but the unorganized actors don't get residuals or health care, guaranteed wage minimums or meal breaks.
"I have seen firsthand over the decades the erosion of the middle class in my hometown of Bridgeport, as the income gap has widened more deeply here than almost anywhere else."