"It's a question of simple math: You cannot support a family in New York for $18,000 a year."
Local organizations and unions gather in the Twin Cities on April 15 for the national actions in the fight to raise wages.
"A full-time minimum wage worker earns only $15,080 a year, making it nearly impossible to support a family and save for the future."
The union-led Democracy Initiative, founded and led by the Communications Workers, will tackle politicization of state courts, a senior strategist says.
Walmart employees' fight for justice and an end to retaliation reached a new level on Friday, with an estimated 1,600 actions and strikes.
During the nationwide strike in 160 cities for higher wages and union rights, they will demand an industry-wide wage of $15 per hour.
NLRB moved to protect workers' Facebook discussions about employers who shorted their state withholding taxes leaving them stuck with unanticipated bills.
"One week, after I paid rent, I only had $6 leftover for groceries and bills; that is no way to live."
They also committed their cities to raise minimum wages, but said a national effort is needed.
The Supreme Court unexpectedly and tersely turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions