Wall Street banks handed out $28.5 billion in bonuses to their 167,800 employees last year, up 3 percent over 2013, according to figures from the NY State Comptroller.
"When safety standards are cut, miners die. It's that simple. Let's not get to that point."
"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."
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.
During a teleconference hosted today by the BlueGreen Alliance, leaders got together to ask the necessary tough questions regarding the president's support of Fast Track.
The New York Working Families Party called on the state's governor and the state legislature to enact an agenda that puts "working families first."
The union-led Democracy Initiative, founded and led by the Communications Workers, will tackle politicization of state courts, a senior strategist says.
Elizabeth Warren has quickly carved out a role as an articulate spokesperson for workers, and she didn't disappoint the packed house at the summit.
The nation is about to see the roll-out of a dramatic effort more diverse than any wage campaign in American history.
The disaster and the resulting deaths shocked the mining communities of Raleigh and Boone Counties and left the dead miners' families grieving.