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Janitors set new strike deadline, accuse cleaning contractor of wage theft

Janitors who clean big-box and department stores in the Twin Cities announced two key developments in their campaign for better wages and working conditions today, setting a new strike deadline and filing a class-action lawsuit to recoup wages allegedly lost to wage theft. 546 more words

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Kohl's refuses to hear from workers who keep its stores clean

Executives at Kohl’s had no interest today in hearing concerns about working conditions maintained by cleaning subcontractors inside their department stores – not in Roseville, and not at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Milwaukee. 460 more words

Union Events

Do We Need A Local Minimum Wage?

Last week the Santa Cruz City Council commissioned a study on how a local minimum wage would impact our economy. Two days later, UCSC Professor Steve McKay led a presentation at the Museum of Art and History… 663 more words


Beaver County Commissioners Urge Raise in Minimum Wage


Kneeling: T. Berry; Standing First Row: Commissioner Tony Amadio; Alex de la Cruz; Tina Shannon; Myra Fabrizio; Janet Hill; Second Row: Commissioner Joe Spanik; Randy Shannon; Steven Kocherzat; Linwood Alford; Mark Benkart; Peter Deutsch; Rev. 317 more words

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California Low-Wage Workers Earning Less Now Than In 1979, Study Finds

BERKELEY (CBS SF) – A new analysis from the University of California, Berkeley found, adjusting for inflation, low-wage workers in the Golden State are earning less than they did in 1979. 205 more words


We Work! We Sweat! Put 15 On Our Check! Strike 4/15!

On April 15th the City of Philadelphia Erupted in Raucous, Righteous Noise! 421 more words

There's 1 Huge Downside to the Fastest Growing Jobs

Employment news is a mixed bag these days. First, the good news: There’s work. The unemployment rate is dropping, and a growing number of surveys indicate that companies plan to hire and… 606 more words