Low-wage workers with the help of community groups and labor unions are sending a message to the fast food industry.
A weeklong company lockout at Milbank Manufacturing, a Kansas City, Mo., electrical parts producer, ended when Steelworkers ratified a new contract.
"It's outrageous that Bill Gates says he supports public health programs, and yet he's the primary owner of a company that locks out its workers."
The City Council passed a resolution calling on the state to take action against public workers' contracts "so local governments can control their own finances."
The fly-in preceded dozens of rallies and events planned nationwide around the same theme, starting Dec. 1, according to an AFL-CIO website.
Until recently, the situation of domestic workers - nannies, caregivers, housecleaners, etc. - has largely stayed below the radar.
Workers at the Nissan Plant in Mississippi are still fighting for the same rights Nissan workers in Japan have received for many years.
During this time, 20,000 other newspaper workers represented by other unions refused to cross the photo engravers' picket lines.
This is the fourth sports lockout within the last two years. It is the third lockout and fourth labor stoppage for NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.
Actions ranged from picket lines to in-store actions.