"People who make less than $15 an hour know plenty about money; they know what it's like not to have enough money."
In Panama they call longshore pay "hunger wages." Workers' families live below the government's own poverty line, and some families literally go hungry.
The plant was scheduled to reopen Apr. 1 but the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission must recertify the workers before all can return.
A "key piece of the raising wages agenda is a workable pathway to citizenship" for undocumented workers.
A parable is a story that has a double meaning. A good one captures the spirit of paradox in every moment yet does not stand still.
The AFL-CIO, women's rights groups, and their allies are praising a new campaign to push Congress to enact a paid family and medical leave law.
"The Postal Service takes in $68 billion a year in revenue and Wall Street wants it."
Chávez was also an early environmentalist, warning the public of the devastating effects of pesticides on both farmworkers and consumers.
They packed the Small Business Committee hearing room and offered detailed testimony on the benefits of unionization and the harm such a law would cause.
"Each generation makes its own history... We need your voices here now more than ever."