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Activists Vow To Occupy Fast Food Restaurants To Fight For $15/Hour

Activists Vow To Occupy Fast Food Restaurants To Fight For $15/Hour

// Now read this:Aretha Told She Couldn’t Eat At Restaurant After Take-Out Order (Jul 26, 2014) Watch: Farm Representative Punches A Union Organizer Right In The Face (Jul 19, 2014) Another Obama Offense: He Cut In Line At A BBQ Joint (Jul 11, 2014) South Dakota Man Chokes To Death During Hot Dog Eating Contest [...]

United’s Labor Practices Less ‘Friendly’ Than Their Skies

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich reports that United Airlines is planning to outsource 630 gate agent jobs at twelve airports. Employees who had been earning $50,000 per year will be replaced by people paid between $9.50 to $12.00 per hour while CEO Jeff Smisek receives $8.1 million. United Airlines reports it’s outsourcing 630 gate agent [...]

Worker Disciplined For Exceeding 6 Minutes A Day For Bathroom Breaks

“They offered $1 per day for anyone who doesn’t go to the bathroom at all,” said Nick Kreitman, senior business agent for Teamsters Local 743

U.S. Behind In Helping Working Families

The White House today held a “Summit on Working Families.”  We lag behind Western Europe in providing benefits for working mothers and fathers.  But doesn’t the Western European system cost too much, you ask?  Jonathan Cohn answers: The data, however, tell a more complicated story. Policies that allow parents to spend more time with young [...]

217,000 Jobs Added; Payrolls Finally Surpass Pre-Recession Numbers

May saw 217,000 new jobs and the employment rate remain at 6.3%. The labor participation rate, which is closely watched by economists and the Federal Reserve as a yardstick for the overall health of the economy, was unchanged at 62.8 percent. In recent months, the labor participation rate has been hovering at lows not seen [...]

Seattle Approves $15 Minimum Wage

Seattle has approved bill that would increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour over seven years. Councilmember Tom Rasmussen said “Seattle wants to stop the race to the bottom in wages” and address the “widening gap between the rich and the poor.” The measure, which would take effect on April 1, 2015, includes a [...]

Adam Carolla: Rich People Are ‘Better Than Poor People’

Adam Carolla tells the Daily Caller he wants to be “the Al Sharpton of rich, white guys.” Carolla began by telling The Daily Caller’s Jamie Weinstein that one of his goals is to become “the Al Sharpton of rich white guys,” a mantle currently held by Donald Trump. When Weinstein pointed out that Carolla appears [...]

Protesters Arrested At McDonald’s Headquarters

Protesters were arrested for refusing to leave corporate property as the demonstrated for better pay for fast food workers in Oakbrook, IL. The actions come ahead of the company’s annual shareholders meeting Thursday, where it is also expected to be confronted on issues including its executive pay packages and marketing to children. Early Wednesday, organizers [...]

The World’s Largest Fast-Food Worker Strike

Fast-Food Workers in Over 150 US Cities and 33 Countries Went on Strike Last Week (via Moyers & Company) On May 15, fast-food workers across the country participated in a simultaneous strike, in what is believed to be the biggest strike of its kind. The protests also spread to other countries — from Ireland to [...]

Vermont Passes Highest Minimum Wage Law In U.S.

Vermont’s minimum wage will go from $8.73 an hour to $10.50 during the next four years. By 2018 Vermont will have the highest minimum wage in the country. “I will be proud to sign it,” Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) said of the bill. The final version will phase in the higher wage in order to [...]

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