Some 200 workers, labor and community supporters gathered in the heart of the largely Latino Fruitvale neighborhood Dec. 4.
Repeal of the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act would be a coup for "limited government" conservatives, and a devastating blow to the state's construction industry.
The outrage over this brought a large crowd, led by more than 50 members of the CWA, to a mass protest outside the corporation's tower in downtown Minneapolis.
"The fight against income inequality starts at Walmart. We are proud to stand with Walmart workers this Black Friday to speak out for fair pay and respect."
The AFL-CIO will strongly push its economic agenda, emphasizing job creation and raising workers' incomes, starting with a "wage summit" in January in D.C.
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."