"Any anti-poverty approach must raise up the rights of workers to join a union and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions."
The Wall Street Crash was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the U.S. Iit signaled the beginning of the 10-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries.
In addition to 300 dead there were 100,000 left homeless. When the fire destroyed the waterworks, the city's water supply was cut off and the firefighters were forced to give up.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Even in a state with a "right-to-work" law like Florida, workers still need to join unions and leverage their power by collectively bargaining with employers.
The level of income inequality stretches much higher in the United States than in the other developed countries. Now it's gone off the chart.
DEARBORN, Mich. - Three weeks ago, 400 fast food workers across Metro Detroit shocked their employers by walking off the job demanding a living wage of $15.00 an hour.
Labor activist Eugene V. Debs was imprisoned May 22, 1895, for his role in the Pullman strike.
Thousands of New York City fast food workers staged a second one-day walkout from their jobs.
"They want to take away your right to support your union. They don't want us to be here."