Obama's proposed budget for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 would increase spending for innovative manufacturing and infrastructure improvements and raise the federal minimum wage.
Unionists mobilized against anti-worker schemes, delivering more than 6,850 handwritten and individual letters to state House Speaker Tim Jones demanding he reject so-called Right to Work legislation.
President Obama, in his 2014 State of the Union speech here last night, defined narrowing of the unprecedented wealth gap in America as a major task facing the nation.
More than 5,000 protesters marched through downtown Seattle on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day chanting, "Raise the minimum wage now!"
SAN FRANCISCO - Protesters in San Francisco and West Oakland neighborhoods spotlighted the growing poverty and evictions in the area by targeting the private bus services provided by Silicon Valley tech companies to transport their employees to and from work.
The nation rallied behind Walmart workers Nov. 29, turning the traditional Black Friday shopping day into mass protests at 1,500 locations across the country.
Watch the video of Walmart workers and their supporters standing up for good wages and against Walmart abuse.
Walmart workers, the nation's labor leaders, and community leaders from all across the U.S. announced plans to turn the busiest holiday shopping day of the year into one of the largest mobilizations of workers in U.S. history.
ST. LOUIS - "We are here to help create a climate where the denial of workers' rights will not be tolerated," Joan Suarez, co-chair of the St. Louis Jobs with Justice Workers' Rights Board, said as she convened a public hearing at City Hall here on Oct. 28.
LOS ANGELES (PAI)-New Labor Secretary Tom Perez virtually threw away his script at the AFL-CIO Convention here, with a stem-winder speech, pledging worker protections, promising labor and the administration would do it together and with several blasts at corporate greed thrown in for good measure.