"This is the most critical election in American history; we have five million families who long to come out from the shadows."
It was dedicated activism that accomplished these measures so that the benefits of living in a modern society can be accessed by millions more people.
Gov. Cuomo is creating a task force to investigate nail salons around New York, following a report of widespread exploitation.
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.
Of the largest fast food corporations in the country, Wendy's alone is the only one that has refused to join the Fair Food Program.
"It's always difficult being young and a minority of anything. Because you always end up asking yourself, 'will my voice really be heard?' "
The "$15 and a union" campaign won an NLRB decision that could dramatically change the organizing landscape in favor of fast food workers.
"Well first of all, I have been involved with issues about labor for a great deal of my life, I come out of a union family and my mother and my father were very much involved in organizing."
The House GOP majority rejected a Democratic attempt to aid low-wage workers by ending federal government hiring of contractors who violate the law.
The life of General Gordon Baker, Jr. was celebrated with a huge outpouring of many hundreds this past Saturday.