Teacher Lily Eskelsen Garcia has seen poverty's impact on her students, so for her, the issue is personal.
It's a great day for working Angelenos, as the LA city countil has voted to raise the minimum wage, in steps, to $15 an hour.
"Our city has taken a much-needed, significant step toward lifting hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty."
Saying "we need to reward work, not wealth," the group unveiled a massive grassroots campaign for "A Progressive Agenda."
APWU members will rally in over 85 cities for improved postal services and to protect good, living-wage jobs.
Union leaders hailed the Senate vote, which forces senators to postpone the debate on fast-track until after the Memorial Day recess.
Emeryville, Calif. is putting its minimum wage on track to become the highest in the nation.
Strikes, marches, and rallies are happening coast to coast today in hundreds of towns and cities.
Steelworkers are known for their political savvy and impressive organizing around political and economic issues.
The U.S. official unemployment rate stayed at 5.5 percent in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced.