While the federal government has failed to act on the minimum wage, other elected officials have made it their business to lead the way.
In 2010, Joint Councils 7 and 38 merged in California, uniting over 100,000 Teamsters in 23 local unions. Joint Council 7’s territory is vast, covering 50 of California’s 58 counties and all of Northern Nevada.
Despite this, in 2010 Joint Council 7’s endorsement list was only two pages long. It made endorsements in most of the federal and statewide races, but at the local level – city councils, county boards of supervisors, school boards, and ballot measures – it mostly stayed out.
New report shows that housing hikes are outpacing wage growth, and forcing more people out on the street.
While planned House GOP hearing on the federal $7.25 rate failed to take flight, it's the next Congress where real progress is possible.
In Wisconsin, Michigan and North Carolina, the GOP is taking advantage of its waning power there to pummel the people.
RoyceAnn Porter is on the cusp of winning a seat on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.
Anti-union bill gets a hearing, but little expected to come from the effort.
With a deadline looming, union stresses need to reach retirement security resolution.