"Dignity and opportunity aren't just gifts to be handed down by a generous government or by a generous employer. They are rights."
Walmart announced today it was giving its lowest-wage workers a raise to at least $9 an hour by April and $10 an hour by 2016.
El Super market workers, along with 100 community organizations, endorse the call to boycott El Super.
"Many of us never thought we'd see this night come. Many workers had given up hope. But we stuck together through thick and thin."
Philadelphia joins two other cities, San Francisco, Calif., and Tacoma, Wash., and several states, in enacting earned paid sick leave.
As a result of Canadian laws and attitudes, union density there is at least double that in the U.S.
The union has repeatedly emphasized it is committed to reaching a new agreement as quickly as possible, and says only a few issues remain to be negotiated.
RWIT is seeking women who have recently worked in training carriers or who have been trainers in the past to get involved as virtual mentors.
New Illinois GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner yanked union rights to collect dues or fees from thousands of home health caregivers in the state.
The car firm claimed that "entering mediation over issues raised might violate U.S. national labor law."