By a 45-3 margin, the NYC Council on May 8 passed a bill mandating paid sick or family leave for millions of workers in thousands of businesses. The margin can override any threatened mayoral veto.
Early May was marching time all over Texas.
SAN FRANCISCO - Thousands of immigrants and their supporters marched across northern California May 1, calling for legalization of all undocumented immigrants, an end to deportations, reunification of families, labor rights and fair wages, and an end to human trafficking.
Calls for justice for immigrants and rights for workers rang out all across San Jose as thousands marched three miles from predominantly Latino east San Jose to a rally at San Jose City Hall.
Some 30,000 flag-waving demonstrators marched down Broadway here on May Day demanding labor rights and immigration reform.
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones was an Irish-American schoolteacher and dressmaker who became a labor and community organizer. A fiery orator, brave and determined heroine to millions of workers.
The food on your dining table comes at a particularly high price, and we don't mean in dollars and cents; we mean in lives.
Numerous groups are working out their point-by-point analyses of the Senate bill, which is more than 800 pages long.
In a packed union hall, tenants from the five boroughs vowed to tackle tough housing issues including the power of landlords, developers and big banks they say is squeezing New Yorkers.
Cesar Chavez was the founder and leader of the United Farm Workers union. The UFW achieved the nation's first industry-wide farm labor contracts.