Opening a new front in their long campaign to improve Walmart, the "Walmart moms," members of OURWalmart, are taking on the company's chairman.
Holleran's dedication to telling the stories of hard-working women and men fighting for their rights in the workplace inspired other writers who knew her.
Police opened fire on workers who were marching to the Republic Steel plant in south Chicago to set up a picket line.
Citing the company's retaliation against workers, striking Walmart moms will join fellow workers, families, and community supporters nationwide as early as Friday.
On May 28, 1946, more than 30,000 workers in Rochester, N.Y., staged a successful one-day general strike.
"Where Congress is failing to take action to address inequality, these workers are leading the way; their fight is a shining light that will benefit all workers in the country."
Today, fast food workers around the world are engaging in a one-day strike calling for higher wages and the right to form a union.
The campaign finance rulings "open the gates to billionaires" to capture the U.S. political process while shutting workers out, AFSCME President Lee Saunders says.
The settlement applies to over 1800 workers who worked between 2001 and 2013 at three 100 percent Walmart-dedicated Schneider Logistics distribution centers.
"Either you are going to keep your gas or your lights on, not both. You shouldn't have to make choices like that in America today."