But, in a tight budget environment for domestic programs and with House Republicans' hostility towards workers, there appear to be long odds against the success of his plan.
Instead, Hyatt Hotels announced its nomination of a longtime financial executive and McDonald's Board Member, Cary McMillan, to join its board of directors.
"When people use the word "immigrant" as an insult or as a way to degrade people - I take it personally."
On the orders of President Roosevelt, the U.S. Army seized the Chicago headquarters of the unionized Montgomery Ward & Co. after management twice defied the NLRB.
Hundreds of Chicago's retail and fast food workers rallied at St. James Cathedral last night after having walked off their jobs early in the day.
The workers were protesting at the South Carolina Medical College Hospital demanding wage increases and union recognition.
Union protests forced the Obama administration's TSA to yank its plan to let airplane passengers bring small knives aboard planes.
They've dubbed their push The Fight for $15 campaign after their aim of winning $15 an hour for workers.
Officials said they expected the death toll to rise.
The Irish Republican Brotherhood launched the "Easter Rebellion," an armed uprising against oppressive British rule.