The DC37 pact, which covers workers at 53 locals, is important as a potential pacesetter for other unions in the Big Apple.
"This is an important victory for patients and workers all across Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Hospital sets the standard for healthcare and that standard has just been raised."
Workers from many walks of life will join picket lines a day after Tories threatened to impose new anti-union laws if they win the next election.
Labor must organize the three pillars of workers: low wage workers, professional and highly skilled workers and workers internationally cross-border.
Hawaiian workers who were members of the ILWU went on strike, seeking higher pay to match that of longshoremen on the West Coast U.S.
The federal minimum wage for workers who depend on tips is $2.13 hourly and it hasn't risen in more than 20 years. And employers routinely cheat the tipped workers.
Delegates from all over the country, representing some 270,000 Unite Here members, are converging on this city June 25-27 for the union's constitutional convention.
Holmes, one of hundreds of workers who traveled to today's White House Summit On Working Families, explained to Obama about how Walmart mistreated her when she was pregnant.
Obama administration Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is arguing for revisions in federal laws to make them more family-friendly.
Could we see a new movement to leverage the power of the public purse against the corporate pay policies that do so much to leave us more unequal?