The federal minimum wage for workers who depend on tips is $2.13 hourly and it hasn't risen in more than 20 years. And employers routinely cheat the tipped workers.
Delegates from all over the country, representing some 270,000 Unite Here members, are converging on this city June 25-27 for the union's constitutional convention.
Holmes, one of hundreds of workers who traveled to today's White House Summit On Working Families, explained to Obama about how Walmart mistreated her when she was pregnant.
Obama administration Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is arguing for revisions in federal laws to make them more family-friendly.
Could we see a new movement to leverage the power of the public purse against the corporate pay policies that do so much to leave us more unequal?
San Franciscans will vote this November on whether to gradually increase the city-wide minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Last week, Walmart reported falling sales for five consecutive quarters and the company reported losing up to $3 billion a year because of stocking problems.
Low-wage hourly employees battling wage theft at Ma Laboratories , a distributor of high-tech products headquartered here, received strong support at a rally June 6.
"Corporations are people in America and can run orchestrated campaigns to destroy working people. That's what gets me mad!"
"The industry employing her is in receipt of the working energy of a human being at less than its cost, and to that extent is parasitic."