Elizabeth Yates who helped unionize her fellow Seattle school teachers and remained a lifelong progressive activist.
The Fairness Project was launched today to help raise the minimum wage through ballot initiatives in states, cities, and counties across the nation.
Workers nationwide have been campaigning for a $15 hourly "living wage," but a new think tank report says that in most states, $15 is not enough.
"U.S. workers have a basic right to speak out and challenge sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace."
The bill allows workers to unionize through a simple majority card-check vote and ensures that companies can't stop a union from forming by denying a first contract.
"The movement for social and economic justice is growing faster in the South than anywhere else in the U.S."
For Alaskan hotel workers, instead of battling weather and wilderness, they have been locked in a lengthy campaign for decent wages.
The workshop on full employment at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference of the CBCF was the most important one of all.
Smisek and his overpaid boardroom buddies nationwide have swindled American workers and communities.
Carpenters president Douglas McCarron introduced Clinton as "the next president of the United States."