"The industry employing her is in receipt of the working energy of a human being at less than its cost, and to that extent is parasitic."
The LA pension case affects 20,000 present municipal workers and the Illinois case affects 621,000 workers and retirees.
Rasheen Aldridge, an organizer with Show Me $15, has been fired because of his role as a protest organizer.
On May 21, 1945, the Hawaii Employee Relations Act was signed, guaranteeing the predominantly Native Hawaiian and Asian immigrant pineapple and sugar workers the right to bargain collectively.
Tattooed teenagers joined with their sign-carrying elders as part of the global fast food workers' strike. Like an idea whose time has come, there was no holding back this group.
Hospital workers were on the march in the pouring rain earlier this month at John Hopkins Hospital saying: "America's Number One Hospital - Keeping Workers in Poverty."
"It feels good to be a part of history. It's been a year that fast-food workers first went on strike for $15 and a union and now our movement has spread all over the world."
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka condemned the continued right-wing obstruction preventing millions of working families from getting a much-needed boost in income.
On May 2, 1933, Adolf Hitler's storm troopers occupied all trade union headquarters across Germany, and union leaders were arrested and put in prison or concentration camps.
Chanting "Whose post office? The people's post office!" Postal Workers and their union allies marched in Washington protesting the USPS scheme to run postal services out of Staples stores.