On May 1, 2015 in Chicago, the community gathered around the memorial for the Haymarket Martyrs.
Over 250 workers walked out of the fields several times, as their anger grew over the wages and the conditions in the labor camp where they lived.
Unions observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces.
Here are some recent lower court cases involving workers.
"The same forces that want to privatize the postal system and oppose voting rights want to keep the federal sub-minimum wage just like it is."
The City of Los Angeles has been placed on notice that a possible strike may be necessary in the near future if negotiations continued to be stalled.
Apr. 15 was more than the usual day of demonstrations. It was a turning point in the unity, politics, and organization of the movement to end inequality.
"It is no accident that they shut down our store, which has been a one of the most successful centers for organizing."
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!"
"A society built on low-wage jobs does not deliver purchasing power, it only increases the number of workers in poverty."