"For approximately 12.5 million workers, this new regulation is the most effective way to raise wages, create jobs, and restore the 40-hour work week."
Chants of "No Contract! No Peace!" spread throughout the campus last Saturday on a sunny fall afternoon.
Not knowing when and for how long they will be at work makes it virtually impossible for workers to arrange for child care or have a good home life.
The votes come after fruitless talks with the colleges' management, who have demanded that adjunct professors at the schools take wage cuts.
More than 100,000 Minneapolis workers - many of them women and people of color - would benefit from the $15 wage.
The New York mayor said his executive order would mandate labor peace on construction and retail by “preventing disruptions” while benefiting the workers.
Workers at the tony Sofitel in Beverly Hills are fed up with rampant wage theft, sexual harassment, and unsafe conditions.
"What we're seeing in Brazil is a power-grab by politicians who weren't able to win at the ballot box."
The detailed plan builds on an existing alliance between those two unions and the American Federation of Teachers.
"I have seen firsthand over the decades the erosion of the middle class in my hometown of Bridgeport, as the income gap has widened more deeply here than almost anywhere else."