The House's ruling Republicans jammed through a GOP-written budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, by a 219-205 vote on Apr. 10.
The labor-backed campaign to raise the minimum wage resumed as the "Raise The Wage" bus headed for more states, while Maryland became the second state to enact a multi-year hike of the wage to $10.10 an hour.
Pueblo Sin Fronteras, an immigrant rights group, and the Texas Organizing Project, which gets into any and all community issues, sponsored the activity, but the Dallas AFL-CIO banner was front and center.
That announcement by Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, brought cheers from a jammed Capitol rally after the labor-backed "Raise The Wage" bus ended its 11-state tour by halting at the foot of Capitol Hill.
"Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) has voted against every minimum wage increase since he's been in the U.S. Senate, but he's voted for his own raise and now he's worth $25 million."
It would be a landmark victory for college athletes, whose scholarships are now awarded at the whim of their institutions and who have little or no protection against on-the-job injuries.
On March 24, 1974, the Coalition of Labor Union Women was founded by some 3,000 women trade unionists from 58 labor organizations at a meeting in Chicago.
"A goal of our Truthful Tuesday protests was to get people talking, change the dialogue, and reduce the tea party influence on Republicans. That is happening," said Brett Bursey, director of the S. C. Progressive Network.
The campaigns, for legalizing undocumented people and for raising the minimum wage, show labor's determination to get out in the streets and make unionists' voices heard.
Imagine living in a city striving to win the 2016 Republican Convention, already accepted a convention for the worst anti-worker political organizers in America, and trying to privatize their entire school district.