Seeing the limits of living-wage laws, activists seek a raise for all workers.
Readers who'd like to support the workers of Local 556 can send a tax-deductible donation to "Safe Work/Safe Food," c/o Teamsters Local 556, 1750 Portland Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Under the gun, unions are realizing they have to think outside the big box.
In a Service Employees union hall in Boston, a hospital worker raises her hand.
After bloody battles for desegregation, blacks in Memphis are still behind.
There are bigger American unions, but none that are feistier organizers than HERE (hotel and restaurant workers) and UNITE (historically garment and textile workers).
The New School University is one of Manhattan's most storied progressive institutions. But don't tell that to the people who work there.
Additional reporting by Cissy Rebich.
A vast impoverished population languishes in the midst of our economy.
Why Martha Stewart should be found innocent.