"A society built on low-wage jobs does not deliver purchasing power, it only increases the number of workers in poverty."
"People who make less than $15 an hour know plenty about money; they know what it's like not to have enough money."
"Millions of families working for poverty wages will continue to struggle until McDonald's pays a living wage."
The plant was scheduled to reopen Apr. 1 but the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission must recertify the workers before all can return.
"It's a PR stunt, and that stunt isn't going to pay my gas bill this month, or get my landlord off my back."
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.
"Each generation makes its own history... We need your voices here now more than ever."
Members of federal workers and postal employee unions mobilized against Republican budget schemes that would - again - cut their pay.