Pay is so low that many caregivers qualify for food stamps, don’t get paid sick leave or health or retirement benefits.
The fast food industry continues to get hit hard by waves of strikes and workers continue to escalate their tactics, but the question remains: What more can be done?
Home care workers and consumers are ready to stand up for quality home care in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn today.
The federal minimum wage for workers who depend on tips is $2.13 hourly and it hasn't risen in more than 20 years. And employers routinely cheat the tipped workers.
"When they have sounded the alarm our members faced retaliation and intimidation. No one should have to choose between keeping their job and speaking out about threats to patient care."
Diane Gilliam Fisher is a true poet of miners, their communities, their culture and families.
"Where Congress is failing to take action to address inequality, these workers are leading the way; their fight is a shining light that will benefit all workers in the country."
Demonstrations are planned for New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and 147 other U.S. cities and also on five other continents.
Firefighters can smell smoke on their hair and skin for days after a fire; chemicals get into skin through the pores.
Eddie Mallon is 70 years old. As a Laborers Local 147 member in New York, he worked as a sandhog for 44 years. He doesn't now, because that job - eventually - will kill him.