"Our city has taken a much-needed, significant step toward lifting hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty."
Emeryville, Calif. is putting its minimum wage on track to become the highest in the nation.
In 1962, Dolores Huerta and César Chávez launched the National Farm Workers Association; Huerta's organizing skills were essential to its growth.
Gerawan Farming, one of the country's largest growers, is challenging the law that makes farm workers' union rights enforceable.
The group was joined by hundreds of Californians who rallied outside the store in Pico Rivera, the site of the first Walmart strikes in 2012.
He stressed that mass incarceration of people of color is not a result of a higher crime rate, but of laws that criminalize a whole class of people.
The book combines simple, plainspoken language and compelling plot with rich description, one of Steinbeck's most effective works of social commentary.
At yesterday's fast food workers strike, Rep. Barbara Lee told workers, " There's no way workers should have to work for minimum wage and still have to rely on food stamps, Section 8 and Medicaid."
Thousands rallied outside the office of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., in support of a comprehensive immigration policy.
On Aug. 9, 1927, 10 school custodians met in Oakland, Calif., to form what was to become the 230,000-member California School Employees Association, representing school support staff throughout the state.