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Fired after joining strike, four janitors suspect retaliation

Four janitors with 8 years of experience cleaning car dealerships in Wayzata were fired June 9, the same day they joined a Twin Cities-wide strike… 454 more words

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Oregon House Speaker Unveils $13 Minimum Wage Proposal

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — House Speaker Tina Kotek is unveiling a proposal to gradually raise Oregon’s statewide minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2018. 121 more words

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Victory in Los Angeles buoys hopes of local 15 Now supporters

Workers taking collective action and communities organizing for political change form the groundwork of 15 Now, panelists said Wednesday during a forum on the nationwide movement to raise wages. 513 more words

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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. 547 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. 462 more words

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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

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