Emeryville, Calif. is putting its minimum wage on track to become the highest in the nation.
Teacher Appreciation Week had barely begun when news broke that teachers had to take a seven percent pay cut.
"The land is the landlord's, the trader's is the sea, the ore the usurer's coffer fills - but what remains for me?"
"The labor movement's doors are open to any candidate who's serious about transforming our economy with high and rising wages."
"The same forces that want to privatize the postal system and oppose voting rights want to keep the federal sub-minimum wage just like it is."
The City of Los Angeles has been placed on notice that a possible strike may be necessary in the near future if negotiations continued to be stalled.
Apr. 15 was more than the usual day of demonstrations. It was a turning point in the unity, politics, and organization of the movement to end inequality.
"It is no accident that they shut down our store, which has been a one of the most successful centers for organizing."
"We are bringing this fight to the doors of the mayor and city council members, telling them what they are proposing is not enough."
The beautiful, sunny day put an extra spring in the steps of the protesters who chanted, "What do we want? - 15!, When do we want it - Now!"