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CostCo To Close On Thanksgiving Because Workers ‘Deserve’ To Be With Their Families’

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 [...]

A Washington conservative group has vowed to boycott Labor Day because of the holiday’s association with labor unions. The Freedom Foundation, based in Olympia, will be protesting the holiday by having a “work-in” on Monday. “I can’t think of a problem in society that can’t be traced in some way back to the abuses of [...]

This restaurant owner objects that he now has to pay servers $8 an hour instead of $7.25, and so he is letting his customers know by adding an item to each check called “minimum wage fee.” Via the Star Tribune: Oasis Cafe owner Craig Beemer said the fee is needed to offset the 75-cent wage hike [...]

Raymond Burse is taking $90,000 off his $350,000 a year salary so minimum wage workers can get more. Burse told the Lexington Herald-Leader that “My whole thing is I don’t need to work. This is not a hobby, but in terms of the people who do the hard work and heavy lifting, they are at [...]

The court said collective bargaining is not a right, but rather something lawmakers can offer or withdraw at will. “No matter the limitations or ‘burdens’ a legislative enactment places on the collective bargaining process, collective bargaining remains a creation of legislative grace and not constitutional obligation. The First Amendment cannot be used as a vehicle [...]

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