Overturning a cutback the GOP Bush Administration instituted a decade ago, Obama announced a new overtime pay rule on June 30.
"When I see people working in the field, I see a lack of equality. If it wasn't for them the crops wouldn't get grown or harvested."
Following effective worker lobbying, meetings, phone calls and 10,000 post cards, RTW legislation was defeated by a 90-52 margin in the state House.
Hedges has been active in trying to organize a union among ground workers at Delta and in 15Now, a movement to raise wages among airport workers to $15 an hour.
Unions representing N.J. state and local government workers vowed that the fight over Chris Christie's pension payment cuts is not over.
"Since 1978 Missouri has said no to right-to-work and in just a minute I will sign that veto and make sure the voices of Missouri's working people are heard."
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones has been a symbol of the struggles and victories of the labor movement for over a century.
The Supreme Court came down hard on employers who discriminate against potential workers on the basis of religion.
On June 2 in Dallas, nationwide rallies demanded re-hiring of laid-off Walmart workers.
On June 2, hundreds of unionists and their allies descended on the office of the Obama administration's U.S. Trade Representative.