Mayor de Blasio and the city council have called for $15 in NYC wage but the Republican-led state senate has blocked the desired increase.
In the face of corporation opposition, skilled workers at the Volkswagen plant voted for UAW to become their collective bargaining representative, a step toward unionization of the whole plant.
The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to drastically rewrite not just labor law, but working conditions in the U.S.
"Before I started with Fight for 15, the management would scream and degrade us in front of people; now they actually treat us with respect."
People's World took it to the streets, asking the question, "Do fast food workers deserve $15 an hour and the right to unionize?"
In one of Florida's newer retiree communities, activists rallied in support of the national day of action for Fight for $15.
"It is important to raise the wages for all of us: on payday workers may be able to pay the rent but can't pay for food."
Fast-food workers will wage their biggest-ever strike Tuesday - one year from Election Day - with walkouts hitting a record 270 cities from Detroit to Denver.
Poultry workers in the United States suffer high rates of injury, earn poverty level wages and work in a climate of fear.
Polls show that Americans support raising the minimum wage - in recent years 14 states have done so.