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Works Six Days a Week At Fast Food And Still Homeless
Business  (tags: economic slavery, low wages, fast food worker, homeless, inequality )

Dandelion
- 55 days ago - theguardian.com
Economic slavery wage so low that it is insufficient to pay rent, utilities, food and child care. Health care offered but the cost of premiums so high it would leave almost no wage for rent, no vacations, no sick time, just work around the clock.
Slaves at a Canadian-Owned Mine - PETITION
Business  (tags: slaves, canadian-owned mine, eritrea, abuse, business, corruption, investments, money, world )

Lone
- 170 days ago - actions.sumofus.org
Together, we can prevent more shady investment in Eritrea -- especially for companies that want to follow Nevsun's example and profit from the sweat and tears of indentured workers.
Alarms Raised as Timber Firm Said to Pierce One of Indonesia's Last Orangutan Strongholds
Business  (tags: environment, destruction, ecosystems, habitat destruction, illegal clearance, PT Mohairson Pawan Khatulistiwa (MPK), timber company, Indonesia, Sungai Putri forest, Borneo, orangutan, Sustainabililty, peatland drainage )

Evelyn
- 216 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Locals report the firm MPK is digging a drainage canal through the peat soil in alleged violation of a moratorium on peatland development enshrined by Jokowi, as he is known, into law last December. LINK TO PETITION 1st comment
Where's the Best Place to Resist Trump? At Work
Business  (tags: employment, jobs, workers, working, resistance )

Freya
- 254 days ago - washingtonpost.com
From solidarity strikes to slowdowns and sit-ins, workplace revolt is a key strategy in opposing the new administration.
Illinois Governor Threatens to Dispatch National Guard If State Workers Strike
Business  (tags: Illinois, Governor Bruce Rauner, National Guard, State Workers, strike, wages, health care )

Dandelion
- 254 days ago - wsws.org
Emboldened by Trump the Gov. wants to begin unilaterally implementing his draconian contract, which included a four-year wage freeze and a doubling of health insurance premiums.
Create a New Tax System That Does Not Favor Only the Wealthy - Petition
Business  (tags: petition, taxes, tax the rich, wealthy, new tax system )

Dandelion
- 284 days ago - bullhorn.nationofchange.org
When Bill Clinton was elected president the 400 highest-earning taxpayers in America paid nearly 27 percent of their income in federal taxes by 2012 it was 17 percent. 60 percent of the tax breaks in the Ryan plan would go to the top 1% Trumps plan 37%
A Fed For The People - Petition
Business  (tags: Federal Reserve, the Fed, DNC, platform, Wall St, petition )

Dandelion
- 475 days ago - thepeoplesfed.org
Urge the Democratic National Committee to call for a Federal Reserve that works for the public, not just Wall Street, in its platform.
Tell Congress: Take on Wall Street!
Business  (tags: greed, banks, 1%, one percent, petitions, finances, wealth )

Freya
- 486 days ago - takeonwallst.com
The big banks are bigger than they were before the 2008 crisis, and CEOs and Wall Street money managers continue to benefit from obscene tax loopholes that cost us billions.
Mortgage Companies Seek Time Travelers to Find Missing Documents
Business  (tags: David Dayen, mortgages, mortgage companies, chains of title, fraudulent documents, foreclosure )

Judy
- 487 days ago - theintercept.com
Recruiters are hiring for a job that shouldn't exist: finding "missing" documents required to "complete" broken chains of title on mortgages entering foreclosure.
No Lame Duck Vote on the TPP! - Petition
Business  (tags: Nancy Pelosi, Fast Track, TPP, lame duck, petition )

Dandelion
- 496 days ago - takeaction.ourfuture.org
Leader Pelosi not opposing Fast Track authority for the TPP last year is a major reason it passed and now we face this vote. Leader Pelosi Publicly oppose any attempt to pass TPP in a lame duck session.
 
 
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