Labor has joined faith and civic organizations to ensure that Pope Francis' message on inclusion, solidarity and equality is amplified during his visit to the U.S. during the third week of September.
While the U.S. Supreme Court's worker rulings apply nationwide, they rejects most cases brought to them; that leaves worker rights in the hands of the appeals court judges.
In all, about 50,000 low-wage workers in St. Louis will see an immediate pay increase come October 15.
Ohioans fed up with John Kasich's pro-1 percent policies came out in droves to protest their governor as he announced his bid for the Republican nomination for president
Wisconsin stands as the actual laboratory of failure for Republican ideology and pain for the people.
Will thousands of kids be denied medical care, youth programs and adequate schools, or will corporate tax-dodgers be forced to pay their taxes?
"It's a question of simple math: You cannot support a family in New York for $18,000 a year."
Local organizations and unions gather in the Twin Cities on April 15 for the national actions in the fight to raise wages.
"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.