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From Verizon to McDonald's, the Worker Strikes Back
Business  (tags: workers, wages, strikes, pay, income, benefits )

Freya
- 10 days ago - alternet.org
Recent workplace actions highlight two different strategies for worker gains, and the central challenges that they both bring to the labor movement.
Stand With Sen. Brown: Tell Congress to Fight Wage Theft
Business  (tags: wages, income, theft, economic injustice, petitions )

Freya
- 37 days ago - act.credoaction.com
It's bad enough that businesses have kept wages flat for decades and the minimum wage isn't enough to keep people out of poverty. To make matters worse, employers across the country are actually stealing from workers and denying them the pay they earned.
Tell Your Legislators: Support One Fair Wage for All Workers
Business  (tags: wages, minimum wage, pay, income, workers, petitions )

Freya
- 38 days ago - act.rocunited.org
The separate, lower wage for tipped workers has been stuck at the federal level at $2.13/hour since 1991. We work hard to earn profits for our restaurants, so we deserve a fair paycheck for our labor, with tips on top of that.
SIGN PLEASE! Starbucks: Pay Your Workers Fair Wages
Business  (tags: environment, labor, money, news, corporate, wages, Starbucks )

Cal
- 61 days ago - change.org
Our goal is simple. Starbucks needs to pay itâEUR(TM)s tenured and experienced employees fairly
Silicon Valley Tech Worker Fired After Blogging About Starving While Working at Billion-Dollar Food Delivery Firm
Business  (tags: work, wages, poverty, blogs, economic injustice )

Freya
- 69 days ago - alternet.org
Her letter is a summary of the economic misery many millennials have found themselves in after leaving college.
Have a Heart, Godiva!
Business  (tags: chocolate, labor rights, slavery, child labor, wages, petitions )

Freya
- 79 days ago - laborrights.z2systems.com
Godiva's golden heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and decadent chocolate-covered strawberries contain some unsavory ingredients: poverty and child labor.
Robert Reich's Hilarious Crusade to Save Capitalism and America's Middle Class (Part 1)
Business  (tags: capitalism, corporations, wages, workers, middle class )

Freya
- 98 days ago - alternet.org
'The economy has worn me down,' said the 4-foot-11-inch former labor secretary. "Before the Great Recession I was 6-foot-2."
5 Problems With the Gig Economy
Business  (tags: Uber, gigs, employment, jobs, income, workers' rights, wages, laws, legality )

Freya
- 136 days ago - listosaur.com
Looking for an alternative to a traditional 9-to-5 job? Thanks to smartphone culture, there are now apps that allow users to perform on-demand tasks such as the delivery of items, grocery shopping and more. With the success of Uber, there's...
McDonald's Can Afford to Triple Their CEO's Salary. Do You Want Lies With That?
Business  (tags: fast food, wages, greed )

Freya
- 161 days ago - dailykos.com
They can't afford to raise the minimum wage? But they can always afford a big pay increase for the CEO. Always. Even when sales are down for the year.
Almost Half of America's Workers Make Less Than $15 An Hour
Business  (tags: wages, income, workers, economy )

Freya
- 168 days ago - alternet.org
New research shows much more than wage hikes are needed to build sustainable jobs for low-wage workers.
Right-Wing Urban Outfitters Now Asking Employees to Work for Free
Business  (tags: apparel, stores, retail, workers, employment, wages, wage theft )

Freya
- 205 days ago - alternet.org
Over the last few years, Urban Outfitters has become known for three things outside of carrying overpriced clothes that fall apart the first time you wash them. Now the company is asking employees to work for free.
This Week in the War on Workers: Exploited Disabled Workers Should Finally Get Some Money
Business  (tags: workers, wages, exploitation, injustice, courts, money, judgment )

Freya
- 223 days ago - dailykos.com
The story of the intellectually disabled men who were found a few years back living in a disgusting firetrap while being paid next to nothing for doing the worst jobs in a turkey processing plant made headlines at the time.
Walmart Raise Workers Wage to $15 An Hour - Petition
Business  (tags: Walmart, wages, raise to $15, richest Corporation, living wage )

Dandelion
- 237 days ago - credomobilize.com
Walmart is one of the richest corporations in the world, yet its employees still donâEUR(TM)t earn enough in wages or work enough hours to survive.
Workers at Biggest Fast Food Companies Need Billions in Public Assistance
Business  (tags: workers, wages, public assistance, fast food, restaurants )

Freya
- 244 days ago - dailykos.com
Walmart isn't the only corporate giant relying on government assistance to make up for the low wages it pays its workers. According to a new report from the University of California-Berkeley Labor Center, 52 percent of front-line fast food workers...
 

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