#FastFoodStrikes Taking Place Throughout America

By: Thursday December 5, 2013 9:42 am

"Giant puppets. Always giant puppets." #fightfor15 | pic.twitter.com/sT0qwWVc1c — Occupy Chicago (@OccupyChicago) December 5, 2013 Today workers in over one hundred American cities are protesting for higher wages. The wage target for the protesters is $15 but the protests are also contributing to the national conversation on raising the federal minimum wage. Fast-food workers and [...]

Fast-Food Wage Strikes Planned In Over 100 Cities

By: Monday December 2, 2013 11:38 am

If you work in the fast-food industry it is not news that the pay does not even match subsistence levels – you may even need food stamps to survive despite working. Unfortunately given the depressed economy many Americans now working in the fast-food industry will be doing so for quite some time. Which is to [...]

#WalmartStrikers In Full Force On #BlackFriday

By: Friday November 29, 2013 10:03 am

Another arrested at #blackfridayprotests standing with #walmartstrikers #Solidarity pic.twitter.com/stLap8McXo — Fight For 15 (@fightfor15) November 29, 2013 Today is Black Friday, which for some will mean getting into fights in shopping aisles. But for workers at Walmart it is a time to protest the unfair labor practices of the largest global retailer. Walmart is facing [...]

Walmart Holding Canned Food Drive For Its Own Employees

By: Tuesday November 19, 2013 5:04 am

One of the richest companies in the world has found a solution to help feed their struggling underpaid workers – donations from their other underpaid workers. Walmart has defended the practice as part of the “company’s culture” of charity but the question remains as to why people who are working need such charity. A Walmart [...]

Audio Of Iron Mountain Managers Trying To Talk Employees Out Of Union Leaked

By: Wednesday October 30, 2013 11:23 am

Managers at a Georgian facility at the Iron Mountain company took a shot at trying to talk their workers out of joining a union. The discussion was recorded as the two managers “educated” the workers. “This is the South. This is not something where unions are [prevalent],” says one manager. “If the union comes in, [...]

AFL-CIO Campaigns Against Trans-Pacific Partnership

By: Wednesday September 4, 2013 9:58 am

The AFL-CIO has launched a campaign against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) calling the far reaching trade deal anti-union. Among the many corporatist provisions under discussion in the agreement are limitations on labor organizing and collective bargaining. Corporations are trying to manipulate the Trans-Pacific Partnership—a free trade agreement being negotiated right now that would be bigger [...]

American Fast Food Workers Organize Nationwide Strike Over Wages

By: Thursday August 29, 2013 8:13 am

Today fast food workers from across the country will strike to demand higher wages. The poorly compensated workers want to form unions in order to collectively bargain for benefits they can live on. Fast-food workers across the United States are expected to stage their largest strike to date on Thursday in an almost year-long campaign [...]

Wal-Mart’s Loss In Fight For Lower Wages In DC Concerns Congress

By: Tuesday July 16, 2013 9:56 am

Wal-Mart, which repeatedly ranks amongst the richest companies in the world, has a pretty clear business model. The model is structured on getting slave-labor based suppliers to underbid each other, fleecing Wal-Mart’s low level workers, and destroying competitors – usually local businesses – through monopoly pricing power. Needless to say it is not surprising that [...]

Second Largest Employer In America Is Temp Agency

By: Tuesday July 9, 2013 10:01 am

If we keep saying recovery over and over again, maybe it will become true. Until then the facts are harsh. The job market is atrocious with most Americans coming off the unemployment rolls by either giving up working or taking low-paying part time and temporary jobs. This phenomenon is perhaps best exemplified in that the [...]

Walmart Strikers Head To Annual Meeting

By: Friday June 7, 2013 9:35 am

Workers in the Walmart Strike are heading to Bentonville, Arkansas to present their ideas for reforming Walmart’s business practices at the company’s annual meeting. When Walmart holds its annual meeting in Bentonville, Ark., on Friday, Janet Sparks will deliver two important messages. First, as a small shareholder, she will introduce a resolution to reform executive [...]

Penny Pritzker’s Financial Disclosure Off $80 Million

By: Thursday May 23, 2013 6:51 am

President Obama’s nomination of Penny Pritzker for Commerce Secretary was already problematic. Pritkzer is the epitome of the 1% – obscenely rich off of inherited wealth, hostile to workers, and someone who has advanced in politics by giving people money. She was a major campaign contributor and fundraiser for Obama which clearly played a role [...]

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