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Nursing home workers see Fight for $15 as vital to quality care

On the same day over 100 Twin Cities fast-food workers went on strike, area nursing home workers took up the “Fight for $15” as well, rallying outside a Roseville care center for a contract that includes fair wages. 347 more words


Lack of paid sick days worst for Hispanics, low-wage workers

Forty percent of employed U.S. adults, or about 51 million people, get no paid sick days, forcing them to choose between a paycheck and time off to nurse the flu, take care of a sick family member or visit the doctor, and sometimes risking the loss of their job, according to a report released last month by the nonprofit Institute for Women’s Policy Research. 10 more words

Retail janitors pledge strikes will continue until conditions improve

A day after union janitors walked off the job in an unfair-labor-practices strike, non-union janitors organizing with the Twin Cities-based worker center CTUL did the same, picketing early this morning outside Macy’s on the Nicollet Mall. 472 more words

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Striking janitors: 'We do the dirty work, we deserve a better wage'

Union janitors are setting up picket lines across the Twin Cities today, raising the stakes in their fight to win a $15 minimum wage and address alarming workload issues. 483 more words

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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

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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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