Workers nationwide have been campaigning for a $15 hourly "living wage," but a new think tank report says that in most states, $15 is not enough.
A joint project of ROC United and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights will establish a programmatic intervention to confront this issue.
"This is a profession. This is a career. This is the best thing that's ever happened to me."
"We built a union, the company's moving out to get rid of it. It's an example of the redistribution of wealth from workers to the corporate class."
The students say they plan to continue to rally and build coalition until their status as skilled laborers is recognized.
Clinton and Sanders largely agree on issues ranging from labor law reform to rebuilding infrastructure to changing education law.
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Summit participants responded with sustained applause when Sarita Gupta, executive director of Jobs with Justice, said "the strongest form of workers' voice is having a union on the job."
"The company wanted to tell the workers the union can't do a damn thing for you."
"U.S. workers have a basic right to speak out and challenge sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace."