"We are bringing this fight to the doors of the mayor and city council members, telling them what they are proposing is not enough."
The beautiful, sunny day put an extra spring in the steps of the protesters who chanted, "What do we want? - 15!, When do we want it - Now!"
"The government and Grupo Mexico are making history but backwards, taking away the right to strike and the right to industrial safety."
"I love my job, but it has been very difficult. I clean sixteen rooms every day. When I get home from work I feel pain all over my body."
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.
Strikes, marches, and rallies are happening coast to coast today in hundreds of towns and cities.
Tormey's parable of union leadership: "The most important person on the plane became a passenger who was a union organizer; why her?"
Steelworkers are known for their political savvy and impressive organizing around political and economic issues.
"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."