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Robert Reich Offers Advice To Walmart CEO

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich tells Doug McMillon, President and CEO of Walmart, why he should support an increase in the minimum wage. As you know, your recent performance is disappointing Wall Street. You announced yesterday that, in the face of another quarter of sluggish profit and sales and flat or declining same-store sales, your [...]

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 [...]

  Job growth continues, although July numbers were a bit below expectations. The unemployment rate went from 6.1 to 6.2 percent, which economists view as more people looking for work, a good sign. It’s estimated that 329,000 Americans have reentered the labor force. Although July’s gains fell short of estimates and average monthly job growth [...]

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 [...]

The economy grew at 4% in the second quarter of 2014, exceeding expectations. In its initial estimate for the second quarter, the government cited major gains in inventories for private businesses as well as exports and personal consumption spending that added to the growth. Economists, who had been hoping for a full reversal of the [...]

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich announced a National Labor Relations Board ruling that should be a game-changer in the movement to raise fast-food worker’s pay to $15 an hour. Important victory today for fast-food workers: The National Labor Relations Board has just ruled that the McDonalds Corporation is a “joint employer” with its franchisees – [...]

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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 [...]

“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

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