Low-wage workers in over 200 cities, backed by the nation's unions, walked off their jobs or joined protesters yesterday from one end of the nation to the other.
The New York Working Families Party called on the state's governor and the state legislature to enact an agenda that puts "working families first."
"It's always difficult being young and a minority of anything. Because you always end up asking yourself, 'will my voice really be heard?' "
Elizabeth Warren has quickly carved out a role as an articulate spokesperson for workers, and she didn't disappoint the packed house at the summit.
Walmart employees' fight for justice and an end to retaliation reached a new level on Friday, with an estimated 1,600 actions and strikes.
During the nationwide strike in 160 cities for higher wages and union rights, they will demand an industry-wide wage of $15 per hour.
Minimum wages should provide enough income for working families to put shelter over their heads, food on their tables and clothes on their backs.
Lt. Gov. Wyman recalled that the day after the "Raise the Minimum Wage" bus tour, "we were able to raise Connecticut's minimum wage so people would not live in poverty."
The CP USA joined with hundreds of other organizations: labor, youth, peace, justice, clergy, political organizations and international groups, in the largest climate march ever.
"The concentration of wealth in too few hands and growing inequality is hitting hard at working families."