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.
McDonald's aims to "help" its workers who make, on average, $8.25 per hour - not by raising their salaries, but by telling them how to budget their income.