For women, today is a sobering reminder that not nearly enough has been done to address unfair wages in this country.
"We are not going to stop the fight until we tear down the barriers that keep workplace and racial injustices in place."
All married couples, whether opposite-sex or same-sex, should have federal family leave rights regardless of where they live.
"A society built on low-wage jobs does not deliver purchasing power, it only increases the number of workers in poverty."
Gerawan Farming, one of the country's largest growers, is challenging the law that makes farm workers' union rights enforceable.
"Investors and companies have received benefits," Trumka said, "while workers have not, this has to change."
"People who make less than $15 an hour know plenty about money; they know what it's like not to have enough money."
The U.S. official unemployment rate stayed at 5.5 percent in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced.
A fiery labor orator, feminist and socialist, she served as president of the Women's Trade Union League.
In Panama they call longshore pay "hunger wages." Workers' families live below the government's own poverty line, and some families literally go hungry.