SAN FRANCISCO - Protesters in San Francisco and West Oakland neighborhoods spotlighted the growing poverty and evictions in the area by targeting the private bus services provided by Silicon Valley tech companies to transport their employees to and from work.
The nation rallied behind Walmart workers Nov. 29, turning the traditional Black Friday shopping day into mass protests at 1,500 locations across the country.
Watch the video of Walmart workers and their supporters standing up for good wages and against Walmart abuse.
Walmart workers, the nation's labor leaders, and community leaders from all across the U.S. announced plans to turn the busiest holiday shopping day of the year into one of the largest mobilizations of workers in U.S. history.
ST. LOUIS - "We are here to help create a climate where the denial of workers' rights will not be tolerated," Joan Suarez, co-chair of the St. Louis Jobs with Justice Workers' Rights Board, said as she convened a public hearing at City Hall here on Oct. 28.
LOS ANGELES (PAI)-New Labor Secretary Tom Perez virtually threw away his script at the AFL-CIO Convention here, with a stem-winder speech, pledging worker protections, promising labor and the administration would do it together and with several blasts at corporate greed thrown in for good measure.
LOS ANGELES - Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the outspoken Massachusetts Democrat, told delegates at the 2013 AFL-CIO Convention here Sunday that the agenda of the labor movement and its allies has always been and continues to be the agenda of the American people.
Growth of OUR Walmart in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan has been greater than all other states combined.
Across the nation, Walmart workers struck again, and rallied with union and community supporters in some 15 cities.
According to a new report, workers' wages "have been dead in the water for a decade," but the trend can be reversed with job-creating investment in infrastructure and education, and a minimum wage raise.