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Arizona County Considers Not Hiring Smokers

It is, after all, disgusting habit that takes lives and costs money for both users and anyone who has to clean up after them. …the Pima County Board of Supervisors will vote later this month on a policy that would refuse the hiring of any smokers. The proposal would also impose a 30 percent health-insurance […]

Last week, I noted an Oklahoma Walmart that decided to demonstrate privatized charity for the world – by running a food-drive for it’s employees, because raising wages is just too hard. That was for Thanksgiving. In return, the employees have decided to give Alice Walton, the heiress and daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, an […]

An Oklahoma Walmart store is asking employees to donate food to other employees who are poverty-stricken this Thanksgiving. Making Change at Walmart, a pro-labor organization, recently posted a picture of a canned food drive at an Oklahoma City Walmart on Facebook along with this text: Rather than agree to pay a decent wage or provide […]

There is a movement among Whole Foods workers in San Francisco to form a union. The company is expanding and increasing revenue as it begins to appeal to lower-income shoppers, but workers aren’t happy. Whole Foods, despite its bourgeois reputation and popularity with America’s suave liberals does not differ that much from Walmart when it […]

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This gives 127,000 people the opportunity to observe Thanksgiving with their families. In explaining why it decided to stay closed, the spokesperson said, “Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families. Nothing more complicated than that.” That makes at […]

The chances of an increase in the federal minimum wage drop with each poll favorable to the Republicans.  So Department of Labor Secretary, Tom Perez called it like it is: The U.S. federal wage floor ranks third-lowest — as a percentage of median wage — among the 34 member countries of the Organization for Economic […]

CHICAGO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — With state, local, and midterm elections just five weeks away, the minimum wage remains one of the nation’s top socioeconomic and political issues. Recent national polls have shown support for minimum wage increases among voters at large, and according to a new CareerBuilder survey, many businesses are right there […]

Eric Garcetti would like to see the minimum wage in Los Angeles go from its current $9 an hour to $13.25 by 2017. The proposal, which would make Los Angeles’ wage law among the highest in the nation, needs City Council approval to become law. Garcetti unveiled his plan at a Labor Day gathering at […]

Thomas Perez has been Secretary of Labor for just about a year now, having been sworn in on September 4, 2013.  He missed giving his first Labor Day pronouncement by two days, so this year’s pronouncement is his first. Here’s what he had to say: Statement on Labor Day by US Secretary of Labor Thomas […]

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