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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: SEIU Befriending Franchisees

We have reported on the SEIU’s campaign for $15-an-hour wages for fast food workers. Seeking to have franchisees pay nearly twice the minimum wage for historically minimum wage work is not the way to befriend fast food franchisees. 409 more words


It's The Power, Stupid

I keep thinking about Thomas Piketty and the relentlessly increasing degree of wealth and income inequality he describes.  Every month when a new report comes out and news anchors talk about the state of our economy, the story is, “Our economy is doing better, but wage rates are lagging.”  The working class is going back to work, but they’re not being paid as much for their work.  1,369 more words

Corporations As People

Unity Hospital workers go union after voting under new NLRB rules

About 350 workers at Unity Hospital in Fridley voted yesterday to join SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, the union announced today. The new bargaining unit includes nursing assistants, dietary aides, environmental services aides, patient care technicians and other positions. 467 more words


Measure loosens discipline disclosure requirements for California state workers

Sacramento Bee: Some state workers fired from their jobs could apply for another state position and not disclose their termination, under the terms of a bill that is now in the California state Senate. 191 more words


SEIU pushing to unionize Cali child care providers

Pamela Sharp’s day starts at 5:30 a.m., when she gets up to make breakfast for the children she watches all day in her home. She’s open from 7 a.m. 136 more words

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It's a New Year... and There's No Budget for It

Today is July 1st, 2015. Today is the start of a new year in Illinois. Illinois residents are beginning that new year… without a budget and no way to pay the bills. 170 more words

Minnesota Home Care Workers Getting A Pay Hike

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Tens of thousands of home care workers in the state are getting a raise on Wednesday.

The Minnesota Legislature this year gave the raise to workers who joined the Service Employees International Union and negotiated a contract with the state. 209 more words