"One week, after I paid rent, I only had $6 leftover for groceries and bills; that is no way to live."
What is now known as Ferguson October could go down in the history books as the spark that ignited the new civil rights movement.
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
The powerful presentation and discussion involved sharing of Mississippi experiences, and throughout the leitmotif repeated: "Organize! Organize! Organize!"
Florida's governor, Rick Scott, has either stood by and let the degradation of the state occur or has actively contributed to it.
So in this year's November 4 midterms, the question is once more whether the Democrats can turn out enough voters.
Ai-jen Poo is a labor organizer whose compelling vision is transforming the landscape of working conditions and labor standards for domestic or private-household workers.
The Ferguson City Council announced Monday that it will set up a civilian review board to oversee the Police Department.
The Sequim City Council voted unanimously to kill two pending "Right to Work" (for less) ballot propositions, condemning them as "grossly invalid" and a flagrant violation of state law.