"Before I started with Fight for 15, the management would scream and degrade us in front of people; now they actually treat us with respect."
People's World took it to the streets, asking the question, "Do fast food workers deserve $15 an hour and the right to unionize?"
In one of Florida's newer retiree communities, activists rallied in support of the national day of action for Fight for $15.
"It is important to raise the wages for all of us: on payday workers may be able to pay the rent but can't pay for food."
Fast-food workers will wage their biggest-ever strike Tuesday - one year from Election Day - with walkouts hitting a record 270 cities from Detroit to Denver.
Poultry workers in the United States suffer high rates of injury, earn poverty level wages and work in a climate of fear.
Polls show that Americans support raising the minimum wage - in recent years 14 states have done so.
The survey confirms what most workers already feel: Health care costs are gobbling up more and more of their wages.
The labor federation is launching measures to wipe out pay inequality based on gender, and to guarantee that all workers have paid family and sick leave and fair scheduling.
The Fairness Project was launched today to help raise the minimum wage through ballot initiatives in states, cities, and counties across the nation.