Global Activist and policy graduate, Tricia Martinez founded “Basic Transfer” to realize her vision to utilize technology for basic cash transfers, lifting women and their children out of extreme poverty. She's back from Uganda and will share how the trip changed her mission and goals, even down to her group’s new name, “Shift”.
Thirty years ago this month, a small group of Chicago workers formed a union that helped ignite a labor movement across the country.Home care union celebrates anniversary The workers were largely African-American women who provided care for seniors and people with disabilities.
The Illinois Restaurant Association has said that a raise in the minimum wage would force restaurants to close their doors or layoff workers. But strikers said with the companies high profit margins, raising pay was a matter of priority.