The demonstrators had a single-minded determination to send a message to McDonald's on the eve of its stockholders meeting.
"Our city has taken a much-needed, significant step toward lifting hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty."
A work stoppage began March 17 in the San Quintín Valley, in Baja California, as workers called for a minimum daily wage of 300 pesos, about $20.
APWU members will rally in over 85 cities for improved postal services and to protect good, living-wage jobs.
Union leaders hailed the Senate vote, which forces senators to postpone the debate on fast-track until after the Memorial Day recess.
The Labor Department is readying proposed rules to greatly expand who can get overtime pay.
Emeryville, Calif. is putting its minimum wage on track to become the highest in the nation.
Teacher Appreciation Week had barely begun when news broke that teachers had to take a seven percent pay cut.
"The land is the landlord's, the trader's is the sea, the ore the usurer's coffer fills - but what remains for me?"
"The labor movement's doors are open to any candidate who's serious about transforming our economy with high and rising wages."