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Today’s News And Commentary — January 19, 2016

Airport workers across the country demonstrated yesterday to call attention to their low wages.  CBS New York reports that workers chose Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 353 more words

On Labor

On “60 Minutes” Apple CEO Tim Cook Bats Away Car Talk, Criticisms Over Tax Picture, Low-Wage Workers

Tonight, “60 Minutes” is airing a segment on Apple, in which interviewer Charlie Rose talks with CEO Tim Cook about running a modern-day tech giant and the challenges the company faces daily, from a world filled with terrorists to criticisms that its manufacturing operations in China have everything to do with low-wage workers. 22 more words


Combating Wage Theft: Mechanics’ Liens and the California Fair Day’s Pay Act

The working poor need more than an increase in the minimum wage.  They need effective enforcement of the wage laws already on the books.  The ideal would be to expand to all workers the long-established principle of the mechanics’ lien, which allows any worker who performs labor to improve real property to assert a lien against the property for unpaid wages.  750 more words

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SuperAmerica workers’ concerns fall on deaf ears

SuperAmerica continues to stonewall workers looking to meet with corporate leadership to discuss concerns about low pay, favoritism and poor working conditions.

Workers from the St. 375 more words

Union Events

Workers Demand Better Living Wages In 'Fight For $15 Day'

DENVER (CBS4) – Workers across the Denver metro area joined thousands of others across the country on Tuesday to demand a better living wage in a movement called “Fight for 15 Day.” 424 more words


Workers' Unlikely Ally in Fight for $15 Minimum Wage: Senior Citizens

Ever since fast food restaurant employees walked off their jobs in opposition to poor pay in 2012, the so-called Fight For $15 movement, which pushes for a $15 an hour minimum wage and the right to join a union, has represented a very specific demographic: working men and women who occupy low-wage jobs. 812 more words


Striking workers revive campaign for Working Families Agenda

Fast-food workers and retail janitors from 70 Twin Cities stores joined a nationwide strike today, rallying early this morning with other low-wage workers in support of a $15 minimum wage, paid sick days and other policies in the… 572 more words