"I do housework, cooking, gardening, take care of the children," said domestic worker Amma, who is forced to sleep in a garage; "I receive insults like, 'You are an animal.'"
The new wage theft coalition will focus on identifying and implementing solutions.
Can you imagine working five weeks in a row and earning nothing?
The new law protects poor women, women of color, and transgender individuals from discrimination.
The U.S. Supreme Court has handed a judicial win - even if only in one big city - to the "Fight for 15 and a union" movement.
Over 20,000 janitors statewide call for a strike against unfair labor practices by janitorial companies who contract with some of the most high-priced real estate owners.
The protests attracted hundreds of thousands of people in 320 cities, including unionists who back the low-paid workers.
Despite some gains in recent years, women still face a tough road to equal pay.
An increasing list of states, tired of GOP-ordered dysfunction in D.C., have raised their minimums.
The celebrations began early, even as California's new minimum wage law was still racing through the state legislature last week.