Fast Food Workers Striking In Fight For $15 An Hour And Labor Rights

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 7:21 am

Fast food workers in 100 cities on strike today. This isn't a protest, it's a movement. #StrikeFastFood #RaiseUpNY pic.twitter.com/d6U8thqAuf — Citizen Action of NY (@citizenactionny) September 4, 2014 Today fast food workers are striking in hopes of pressuring their employers to pay $15 an hour and let them form unions. The movement for better wages [...]

Lawsuits Show ‘Wage Theft’ Occurring Throughout Country

By: Tuesday September 2, 2014 7:04 am

#US: Fast food workers across the country plan to strike Thursday http://t.co/LBuF1FJ8uu #FightFor15 #StrikeFastFood pic.twitter.com/jenAWbTYU7 — ѕyndιcalιѕт (@syndicalisms) September 2, 2014 Given that yesterday was labor day this seems like a good time to look at the state of the American worker. Though most workers are already doing worse after the recession and so-called “recovery” [...]

Robert Gibbs To Lead National Campaign Against Teachers Unions

By: Thursday June 26, 2014 10:02 am

While it is not surprising that those who worked for a corporate Democrat like President Barack Obama have moved on to shilling for Big Business after they leave the White House, usually the opportunism is less crass than this. Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s former press secretary, has signed on through his public relations firm to [...]

Failed UAW Vote At Volkswagen Plant Leads To Existential Questions

By: Monday February 17, 2014 8:51 am

What does it say about a union when they can not win a vote even when management offers no opposition? Nothing good surely. And that is the discussion occurring right now among trade union and labor movement activists all over the country. The failure of the United Automobile Workers (UAW) to win the election at [...]

Ed Schultz Responds To NBC Worker Controversy ‘I Support Workers Everywhere’

By: Thursday December 19, 2013 11:02 am

MSNBC and radio show host Ed Schultz made a firm statement this week on his cable news program The Ed Show saying “I support workers in every workplace in America when it comes to fair share, collective bargaining, and the vote.” The statement was nothing if not interesting. If you are a regular viewer of [...]

#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, [...]

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 [...]

Walmart Accepted Clothing from Banned Bangladesh Factories

By: Thursday June 13, 2013 8:34 am

According to Pro Publica, Walmart accepted shipments from factories in Bangladesh unsafe for workers despite explicit promises not to. This violation of Walmart’s own stated policy comes shortly after the world’s attention fell on Bangladesh’s troubled manufacturing sector with the Rana Plaza building collapse that killed more than 1,100 people. The world’s largest retailer, Walmart, [...]

Campaign Opposing Penny Pritzker For Commerce Secretary Heats Up

By: Wednesday February 20, 2013 12:25 pm

Billionaire Penny Pritzker, of the plutocratic Pritzker family, has been floated by the Obama Administration as a candidate for Commerce Secretary. Penny Pritzker, an heiress to the Hyatt hotel fortune, is a leading candidate to become President Obama’s next commerce secretary as the president slowly moves to complete his second-term economic team. Ms. Pritzker, who [...]

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