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Trump's Wealth Built on Stiffing Scores of Contractors, Businesses and Employees for Years, Report Finds
Business  (tags: Donald Trump, wages, income, workers, cheating, wage theft )

Freya
- 44 days ago - alternet.org
A major investigation by USA Today has revealed one of the sordid secrets to the profit making in Trump's business empire: don't pay your bills in full, whether from small businesses, contractors or even the lawyers you've hired to stonewall them.
Sorry, Conservatives: There's No Mention of Capitalism in Our Constitution
Business  (tags: capitalism, US law, Constitution, wages, income, economics )

Freya
- 59 days ago - alternet.org
The low-wage worker movement has underscored a serious lack of understanding of basic economics by most Americans.
The Gig Economy Is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
Business  (tags: Uber, Lyft, AirBNB, gig economy, economic injustice, wages, income )

Freya
- 62 days ago - alternet.org
Gig economy profits are mostly going to wealthy executives.
Meet the Abusive "World's Largest Company You'Ve Never Heard Of"
Business  (tags: greed, worker abuse, unions, corporations, wages, income, benefits )

Freya
- 65 days ago - alternet.org
In 2014, after months of negotiating a new contract, Glencore suddenly tossed workers a take-it-or-leave-it offer that would drastically cut wages, increase healthcare costs, and eliminate pensions for new hires.
It's Time to Talk About Poultry Worker Welfare
Business  (tags: poultry, meat, employment, income, workers, wages, jobs, injustice, injuries, wage theft )

Freya
- 74 days ago - takepart.com
After years of focusing on the birds, we need to pay attention to people tasked with slaughtering them.
How A Giant Restaurant Conglomerate Teamed Up With Banks To Stiff Its Workers
Business  (tags: wages, income, greed, banks, cheating, injustice )

Freya
- 74 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The struggling corporate giant behind The Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, and other national restaurant chains is forcing tens of thousands of workers to effectively pay rent on their own money.
The Collapse of the Middle-Class Job
Business  (tags: employment, jobs, income, wages, middle class, working class, poverty )

Freya
- 77 days ago - nationofchange.org
Our middle-income jobs are disappearing. Evidence shows that living-wage, family-sustaining positions are quickly being replaced by lower-wage and less secure forms of employment.
A Simple Solution to Boost Workers Across the Planet
Business  (tags: workers, employment, jobs, wages, trade, corporations, manufacturing, income, human rights )

Freya
- 85 days ago - alternet.org
There's a progressive way to approach global trade that can help workers abroad and at home at the same time.
From Verizon to McDonald's, the Worker Strikes Back
Business  (tags: workers, wages, strikes, pay, income, benefits )

Freya
- 96 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
- 123 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
- 124 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.
5 Problems With the Gig Economy
Business  (tags: Uber, gigs, employment, jobs, income, workers' rights, wages, laws, legality )

Freya
- 222 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...
Almost Half of America's Workers Make Less Than $15 An Hour
Business  (tags: wages, income, workers, economy )

Freya
- 254 days ago - alternet.org
New research shows much more than wage hikes are needed to build sustainable jobs for low-wage workers.
 

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