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.
The CPUSA will host a Google Hangout with Jacobin magazine founding editor Bhaskar Sunkara and Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA co-editor Michael Steven Smith.
"You can always count on the brave workers it takes to ensure that all workers will, in the end, participate in how decisions are made at their workplaces."
More than 5,000 protesters marched through downtown Seattle on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day chanting, "Raise the minimum wage now!"