"A full-time minimum wage worker earns only $15,080 a year, making it nearly impossible to support a family and save for the future."
The union-led Democracy Initiative, founded and led by the Communications Workers, will tackle politicization of state courts, a senior strategist says.
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.
NLRB moved to protect workers' Facebook discussions about employers who shorted their state withholding taxes leaving them stuck with unanticipated bills.
"One week, after I paid rent, I only had $6 leftover for groceries and bills; that is no way to live."
They also committed their cities to raise minimum wages, but said a national effort is needed.
The Supreme Court unexpectedly and tersely turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions
The Sequim City Council voted unanimously to kill two pending "Right to Work" (for less) ballot propositions, condemning them as "grossly invalid" and a flagrant violation of state law.
"The concentration of wealth in too few hands and growing inequality is hitting hard at working families."