On this date in 1968, the Memphis Sanitation Strike came to an end.
Californians, from Berkeley to San Diego, were out in force in yesterday's Global Day of Action to raise the wage.
"We were all proud to help her; We know that this young woman is one of thousands who are exploited by corporations that put profits before people."
For women, today is a sobering reminder that not nearly enough has been done to address unfair wages in this country.
"We are not going to stop the fight until we tear down the barriers that keep workplace and racial injustices in place."
All married couples, whether opposite-sex or same-sex, should have federal family leave rights regardless of where they live.
"A society built on low-wage jobs does not deliver purchasing power, it only increases the number of workers in poverty."
Gerawan Farming, one of the country's largest growers, is challenging the law that makes farm workers' union rights enforceable.
"Investors and companies have received benefits," Trumka said, "while workers have not, this has to change."
"People who make less than $15 an hour know plenty about money; they know what it's like not to have enough money."