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Why the Gap Between Worker Pay and Productivity Is So Problematic
Business  (tags: Workers, Wages, Economic Injustice, Productivity, Employers, Wage Gap )

Brian
- 2 days ago - theatlantic.com
Labor has become more efficient and profitable, but employees aren't sharing in the benefits.
New York Tipped Workers Win Higher Minimum Wage!
Business  (tags: economy, money, labor, workers, minimum wage, usa, nycSustainableDevelopment )

Val
- 3 days ago - ourfuture.org
Excellent article about a big win for those who work in the service industry in NYC!
Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise
Business  (tags: walmart, usa, workers, pay increase )

Angela
- 9 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Walmart announced it will raise the baseline wage of its current store employees to $10 per hour, bringing pay hikes to an estimated 500,000 workers.
Uniqlo Under Fire for 'Unsafe' Factories
Business  (tags: health, disease, risks, safety, corporate, Uniqlo, factories, workers, dangerous )

Naoko
- 44 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Clothing giant Uniqlo has come under fire for buying supplies from Chinese factories accused of putting workers at risk in dangerous conditions, with sewage on the factory floor, extremely high temperatures and poor ventilation.
My Whole Foods Nightmare: How a Full-Time Job There Left Me in Poverty
Business  (tags: Whole Foods, Retail, Workers, Labor, corporations, Benefits, Minimum wage, Poverty, working poor, Jobs, livable wage, Politics, News )

Brian
- 81 days ago - salon.com
Despite the corporate talk of "team" and "love," here's what working there was really like -- and why I had to quit
Employees Forced to Work on Thanksgiving Day or Face Being Fired
Business  (tags: Thanksgiving, retail, workers, employment, shopping, vacation, holidays, greed )

Freya
- 98 days ago - yahoo.com
Tyler Barton, 24, is university student and a manager at a national discount retailer in Oklahoma. He won't give away more details of his employment because of a non-disclosure agreement he signed when first joining the company.
Target: Stay Closed on Thanksgiving
Business  (tags: petitions, retail, holidays, workers, Target, Thanksgiving, shopping )

Freya
- 104 days ago - change.org
Every year, the store hours for "Black Friday" becomes earlier and earlier that it takes away from family time for both employees and customers. Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family; it isn't for deals, savings, and money.
As Bad As You Think It Is, It's Worse: Wage Theft Comes to America
Business  (tags: wages, wage theft, greed, economic inequality, minimum wage, workers, employees, income )

Freya
- 110 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
In Denmark fast food workers make $20 an hour plus benefits, and the corporations who employ them are still profitable. Why there and not here? The answer is simple and painful -- wage theft. In America corporations are systematically stealing our wages.
Your Job Contract or Cellphone Agreement May Contain Language That Can Ruin Your Life
Business  (tags: contracts, injustice, restaurants, cell phones, EEOC, workers, employment )

Freya
- 110 days ago - alternet.org
Buried in the terms are clauses requiring you to give up your right to a jury of your peers.
Four-Day Workweeks: Change for the Better?
Business  (tags: Work Week, 40 hours, Shortening, Wages, Benefits, #RaiseTheWage, Capitalism, Employers, Employees, Workers, Workers Rights, Fair Pay )

Brian
- 155 days ago - truth-out.org
"Shortening the workweek with no cut in pay would also be the democratically preferred method of coping with changing global labor conditions."
Fight for $15 An Hour Home Care
Business  (tags: petitions, minimum wage, health care, workers, employees, home care )

Freya
- 157 days ago - fightfor15homecare.org
Home care workers all across the country struggle to make basic ends meet while doing some of the most important work there is: caring for the most vulnerable members of our community. That's why we're fighting for a living wage of $15 an hour for home
The Spam Factory's Dirty Secret
Business  (tags: Hormel, Spam, factories, unions, meat packers, injustice, labor, workers )

Freya
- 174 days ago - motherjones.com
First, Hormel gutted the union. Then it sped up the line. And when the pig-brain machine made workers sick, they got canned.
Over 100 Years Ago, 123 Young Women Working In A Factory Never Came Home. It Changed Our Country.
Business  (tags: business, commerce, workers, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Labor Day, workers rights, sweatshops, safety )

Robert
- 180 days ago - upworthy.com
I have a hard time watching this and not getting terribly angry. Those 123 young women and 23 men who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on March 25, 1911, deserve to be remembered.
The True Meaning of Labor Day
Business  (tags: Labor Day, workers, usa, americans, society, politics, labor )

Cal
- 180 days ago - thenation.com
For America's workers, Labor Day marks more than the end of summer. It's a reminder of the struggles we have won--and those that lie ahead.
40 Percent of Restaurant Workers Live in Near-Poverty
Business  (tags: restaurants, wages, poverty, workers, food, eating out )

Freya
- 185 days ago - motherjones.com
It isn't just fast-food empires that rely on a low-paid, disempowered, and quite-often impoverished workforce. As a stomach-turning new report (PDF viewable here) from the Economic Policy Institute shows, the entire restaurant industry hides a dirty...
 

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