AUSTIN, Texas - Despite temperatures pushing the century mark, striking fast-food workers and their supporters rallied for fair wages in the capital of this so-called "right-to-work" state on Aug. 29.
When the blueberry picking started, the company fired Federico Lopez on July 10 for asking for a wage raise, and workers went on strike on July 11 to get his job back.
At yesterday's fast food workers strike, Rep. Barbara Lee told workers, " There's no way workers should have to work for minimum wage and still have to rely on food stamps, Section 8 and Medicaid."
St. Louis fast-food chains - among others across the nation - are attempting to intimidate low-wage activists, as they gear up for the nationwide strike. planned for this Thursday, August 29.
If you go to your local fast food joint, you may find something unusual: A picket line. If you want to show support, don't cross it.
Hundreds of activists marched through downtown Minneapolis on August 20 to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Dozens of Hyatt workers and community supporters packed the City Council chambers on Monday to speak in favor of a resolution.
"The Postal Service has upheld a personal and professional standard of service, delivering to every household nationwide six days a week."
A working father with a high school education, Marvin was one of 18 minimum wage workers gathered at a South Side job center to discuss the need for higher pay.
Job creation doesn't mean the end of hard times for many Houston area families.