Whenever the subject of raising hourly pay to a livable level comes up in Los Angeles, you can expect two stalwart foes: The Chamber of Commerce and the Central City Association.
Of course, these victories did not happen just because a bunch of religious folks showed up to press an issue of justice, but because everyone worked together.
As they were taken away hundreds of supporters chanted "We want $15 and we want it now."
More than 20 workers were arrested outside a McDonald's in Chicago, where 450 demonstrated for several hours before marching onto Wabash Ave.
Fast food workers in cities across the United States are planning strikes and civil disobedience tomorrow, according to organizers.
If Service Employees win, it would be the largest union election and organizing victory in Minnesota history and one of the largest in the U.S. in the last several years.
Delegates adopted a multi-point action platform for coming years to battle what President Gerard called "shrewd, greedy and powerful" forces out to destroy workers.
Two members of the British Parliament got a first hand look at the deplorable working conditions that thousands of tobacco workers in North Carolina endure.
In an obvious bid to cater to the radical right, Sen. Lamar Alexander launched a bid to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act.
"One key to economic recovery is vigorous enforcement of wage and hour protections, so workers are paid what they earn, and can pump money back into their local economies."