Teacher Lily Eskelsen Garcia has seen poverty's impact on her students, so for her, the issue is personal.
In a rebuke to GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner's anti-worker agenda, the Democratic-run Illinois House voted his bill down.
It's a great day for working Angelenos, as the LA city countil has voted to raise the minimum wage, in steps, to $15 an hour.
Gov. John Kasich has yanked collective bargaining rights from 10,000 Ohio home health care and child care workers.
Janitors who clean department stores in the Twin Cities announced two key developments in their campaign for better wages and working conditions.
In 1940, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Apex Hosiery Co. v. Leader that a sit-down strike was not a violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
The UFW is calling for putting pressure on the giant Driscoll Company in solidarity with the striking workers.
The North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor has launched a campaign to support the fight against racism.
The demonstrators had a single-minded determination to send a message to McDonald's on the eve of its stockholders meeting.
"Our city has taken a much-needed, significant step toward lifting hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty."