In our regular weekly feature, we’ll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the persons or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families or working people who have fought for or won a significant victory. The losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights or the working people who have lost a right or a battle for expanding or keeping their rights.
Winners: Low-wage workers, who participated in strikes last week in 270 cities across the country in support of living wages and the protection of workers' rights on the job.
Runners-Up: Contract workers for the city of Dallas, after they received a minimum wage boost to $10.37 per hour, a step in the right direction.
Loser: Donald Trump, after saying that wages were too high in the latest contest to see which Republican hates workers the most or, as they call it, a GOP debate.
Runner-Up: Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea, where 16 workers have died in 15 separate incidents since March 2014.