low wage workers
Progressives are calling it a “ham-fisted” and counterproductive way to help low-wage workers.
It's less about food stamps and health benefits than it's about worker power.
Women of color have changed the world through their resilience and fortitude to never settle for less.
The working poor are still the least likely to get paid holidays off.
Montana hotel workers reach a whopping $4 million settlement.
The hike would be a boon to most low-wage workers, though rural areas might suffer.
With thousands of jobs being added in the past few years, people everywhere are praising the industry for rebuilding our economy and the middle class. But as those of us who work at auto plants know, that's not the full story.
The two-day conference that begins Friday in the nation's capital brings together 600 activists, organizers, worker-leaders, and students from around the country and the world. The conference's three plenary sessions are centered on the progressive ideals of building and sustaining movements, innovation and ending racial injustice.
High-level Senate staffers are overwhelmingly white. Low-level service workers are overwhelmingly black and Latino.
It is precisely because we can't stop globalization that we should have more rules in place to protect working families, not just here in America, but all over the world. And for those who suggest that it isn't possible, be clear on one thing: They are saying this to help the big businesses who exploit those workers.