Hundreds of workers and community members filled Los Angeles City Council Chambers on Oct. 29 and built a wage theft cemetery in front of City Hall.
Within days of each other last week, two groups of Northern California recycling workers declared they'd had enough of what they see as regimes of indignity and discrimination.
The nation's four postal employee unions are uniting for the Nov. 14 protest against planned Jan. 2015 shutdown of 82 more distribution centers.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) doesn't believe the minimum wage "serves a purpose."
"Labor is perfectly positioned to unite a massive movement, to raise wages and to lift up our communities."
Forty-five percent of Californians in polls have answered that unions do more harm than good. Where do they receive this idea, and how do we change the narrative?
"Many workers live in LA. They pay taxes and buy groceries they need in Los Angeles. With this raise they will be able to buy more and this increase will only benefit the city,"
High turnout will be key to keeping a DFL majority in the House and moving forward a worker-friendly agenda.
Supporters thanked those arrested for their commitment as they boarded the police wagon, recognizing that their wage increase would be a boost to all workers.
Whenever the subject of raising hourly pay to a livable level comes up in Los Angeles, you can expect two stalwart foes: The Chamber of Commerce and the Central City Association.