A "key piece of the raising wages agenda is a workable pathway to citizenship" for undocumented workers.
And the wins workers got, on amendments denouncing USPS cuts and advocating paid family and medical leave, may only be symbolic.
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.
"We need to fight for everyone, especially for those who feel that they can't fight by themselves."
Low wage workers throughout the county are gearing up for the April 15 national demonstration demanding a raise in the minimum wage.
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.
When many working families are facing hardship and workers' rights are under attack, solidarity is still our best defense.
"Each generation makes its own history... We need your voices here now more than ever."
A total of 146 workers - almost all of them immigrant women - were killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.