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"We won't back down"; the fight for $15 gets bolder

A wave of militant action rolled across the US on November 29 disrupting business as usual as low-wage workers told the nation that they weren’t backing down from their fight to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. 808 more words

Tens of thousands of low-wage workers flood the streets demanding higher pay - Bryce Covert November 29, 2016

Fast food workers, Uber drivers, childcare providers, home health aides, airport workers, healthcare employees, and adjunct protested on Tuesday.`

Starting in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, a flood of low-wage workers joined the pouring rain on the streets of New York City, marking four years to the day since fast food employees first went on a day-long strike in the city and launched a movement. 262 more words

Point Of Interest

'Day of Disruption' Protests in Pittsburgh Target McDonald's, UPMC, Giant Eagle

Workers’ demands include $15 minimum wage, union rights

By Katelyn Sykes

WTAE Reporter

PITTSBURGH — No 29, 2016 – Thousands of workers are walking off the job and marching Tuesday in cities across the country, including Pittsburgh, where morning protests will be followed by a larger downtown rally in the afternoon. 362 more words

Labor

Workers at Some Malaysian McDonald's Outlets Are 'Exploited,' Report Says

Workers at some McDonald’s outlets in Kuala Lumpur have been exploited, according to an investigation by the Guardian.

The British newspaper says it spoke to 15 Nepali men who were employed by a labor supply agency and sent to various McDonald’s outlets in Kuala Lumpur. 386 more words

Pubdesk

Jeff Couillard: What if retail workers took a two-week break – starting on Black Friday?

It’s that time of year when retail executives get excited about the kind of record profits they will be raking in from mid-November to the end of the year. 594 more words

Labor Voices

Syracuse’s poorest workers: Health problems, low wages

BY JIM HOWE

An ongoing study of the Syracuse area’s lowest-paid workers finds they often face aching backs, constant stress and a lack of respect as well as a skimpy paycheck. 551 more words

Community

Janitors, teachers protest Kohl’s during back-to-school rush

Looking to build on recent victories at Target and Best Buy, retail janitors in the Twin Cities put the pressure on Kohl’s Saturday – during the busy back-to-school shopping season – to do right by the workers who clean its stores. 470 more words

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