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PA Top Court: Wal-Mart Must Pay $188 Million in Workers' Class Action Suit

From Reuters

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc to pay $188 million to employees who had sued the retailer for failing to compensate them for rest breaks and all hours worked. 306 more words

Labor

Fight for $15 strikes: Legal, protected, effective

From fast food to retail, workers in low-wage jobs around the country, including Minnesota, are increasingly staging short-term, high-profile strikes to advance their movements for higher wages and a voice on the job. 851 more words

Politics

Airport workers win paid sick leave, continue fight to reinstate fired Delta worker

Airport workers’ campaign for better wages and conditions took a step forward today, as the Metropolitan Airports Commission unanimously approved a measure requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to all workers at Minneapolis-St. 534 more words

Union Events

Report Says Future Of Low Paid Workers Is Bleak

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) –Despite the recent success in raising Minnesota’s minimum wage, a new report paints a bleak outlook for the state’s lowest paid workers. 459 more words

News

Fast-food workers' Fight for $15 gaining momentum in Twin Cities (video)

Fast-food workers in 160 cities nationwide went on strike today, including 50 workers from 14 restaurants in the Twin Cities. The strikers are demanding $15 per hour and union rights. 498 more words

Union Events

Low-wage workers announce Black Friday Week of Action

As the holiday shopping season shifts into high gear, workers who stock Walmart’s shelves, serve McDonald’s hamburgers and clean big-box stores are planning a week of action in the Twin Cities to draw attention to the low wages and poor conditions plaguing their industries. 443 more words

Union Events

Noncompete Clauses Popping Up in Uncommon Industries

If you think non-competes are just for executives and scientists, you should add the guy who makes your sandwich at Jimmy John’s. The Huffington Post… 356 more words

Workers Rights