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What Could Give Low-Wage Workers More Stability?

My last post recapped the story LaJuana Clark, a formerly homeless, still struggling woman because it’s unique only in the particulars. What I heard — and not only from her — drove home how unstable the lives of so many low-wage workers are. 1,006 more words

DC Government

What Would House Speaker Ryan Do In Her Shoes?

LaJuana Clark is a formerly homeless, still struggling District of Columbia resident. She spoke as the lead-off expert at a recent event the Coalition on Human Needs and partners sponsored to explore what we know works — and doesn’t — to reduce poverty and expand opportunity. 971 more words

Wages & Benefits

Jimmy John’s Will Stop Making Low-Wage Employees Sign Non-Compete Agreements

Fast-food franchisor Jimmy John’s will not enforce agreements signed by low-wage employees that barred them from working at other sandwich shops, the New York attorney general’s office said. 199 more words

Leadership

Retail janitors win agreement with Best Buy on eve of shareholder summit

A protest planned by retail janitors today outside Best Buy’s corporate headquarters turned into a celebration after executives agreed to partner with workers on efforts to ensure people who clean the company’s stores have safe and fair working conditions. 497 more words

Politics


Art by Frizz Kid

This is always a good reminder, especially for those who don’t get a paycheck. 21 more words

Hospital workers take a stand for paid sick time

Nurses and hospital workers today added their voices to the call for guaranteed access to earned sick and safe time for all workers, urging members of the Minneapolis City Council to take up a robust citywide ordinance when they meet Thursday. 342 more words

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