San Franciscans will vote this November on whether to gradually increase the city-wide minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Last week, Walmart reported falling sales for five consecutive quarters and the company reported losing up to $3 billion a year because of stocking problems.
Low-wage hourly employees battling wage theft at Ma Laboratories , a distributor of high-tech products headquartered here, received strong support at a rally June 6.
"Corporations are people in America and can run orchestrated campaigns to destroy working people. That's what gets me mad!"
"The industry employing her is in receipt of the working energy of a human being at less than its cost, and to that extent is parasitic."
Rasheen Aldridge, an organizer with Show Me $15, has been fired because of his role as a protest organizer.
Opening a new front in their long campaign to improve Walmart, the "Walmart moms," members of OURWalmart, are taking on the company's chairman.
As they were getting ready for the big United Auto Workers convention, many members talked about what they say are some of the union's biggest challenges.
Citing the company's retaliation against workers, striking Walmart moms will join fellow workers, families, and community supporters nationwide as early as Friday.
On May 21, 1945, the Hawaii Employee Relations Act was signed, guaranteeing the predominantly Native Hawaiian and Asian immigrant pineapple and sugar workers the right to bargain collectively.