The House GOP majority rejected a Democratic attempt to aid low-wage workers by ending federal government hiring of contractors who violate the law.
Texas completed its Democratic and Republican primary elections on May 27. Unlike the results in other states, "tea party" far-right Republicans triumphed in most of the contests.
The Forward Together Moral Movement from across North Carolina will demand that state legislators rescind laws they say are hurting the state's most vulnerable.
"I think it's a lousy idea."
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.
GOP senators today killed the Paycheck Fairness Act, a mini-version of which President Obama ordered into existence yesterday for employees of federal contractors.
The Senate passed a bill reviving the program for long-term jobless workers. House leaders have said they won't take up the Senate bill, and Congress is due to leave town for a two-week recess.
"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."
Southside Virginia has been in the news because of a catastrophic coal ash spill into the Dan River, and now, racist comments by a legislator comparing Obamacare to tar babies.
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.