But even as the San Diego Labor Council hailed the new measure, it warned about an underhanded petition to undermine it.
As the mile-long column marched down the main street of Florissant, whole families poured from their doors and joined the procession: the peoples' struggle is the workers' struggle.
Walmart workers were on Capitol Hill telling lawmakers how the giant retailer's scheduling practices make it impossible for most of them to lead anything approaching a normal life.
Texas Democrats put fair wages, spending on education, gender equality, immigration reform, LGBT rights, anti-outsourcing, and anti-privatization at the top of their priorities
Unlike a lobby or interest group, a union has a duty to provide a service to every worker covered in its agreement.
If Ellison's move survives the rest of the congressional gauntlet, it could aid tens of thousands of underpaid fast food workers at commissaries and in mini-malls on defense bases.
The president directed the Labor Department to draft rules that clarify that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to LGBT couples, even in states where same-sex marriage is not legal.
At the Peoples World panel on June 13 called "Working for a Living: New Challenges," workers who have been part of the Fight for 15 campaign to raise fast food wages made their voices heard.
"Labor rights are now government-to-government in trade pacts, while corporate rights get to go over the top of governments."
"We cannot and we will not stand silent while workers are impoverished through the supply chains of big business and attacked by their own governments."