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Seattle’s Minimum Wage to Increase in April, Judge Rules

Seattle’s Minimum Wage to Increase in April, Judge Rules

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday cleared the way for Seattle’s new minimum wage law to take effect as planned next month, rejecting claims by franchises of big national chains that it discriminates against them. In his 43-page decision Tuesday night, U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones rejected all of the arguments brought forth [...]
McDonald’s Has Workplace Hazards, Workers ChargeNEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping grease, a lack of protective equipment and other workplace hazards, according to labor organizers. The complaints are the latest move in an ongoing campaign to win pay of $15 an hour and unionization for fast-food workers by publicly pressuring McDonald’s to [...]
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Why the Walmart Pay Raise Matters for Workers and UsWe celebrated a major victory with Walmart workers recently, as the company announced that it was raising the wages for its lowest-paid employees to $9 an hour this year and $10 an hour next year. Walmart claims that it took this step in order to improve customer service and store performance which had declined due [...]
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Why a Mass Movement is ‘Payment’ for ProgressI am humbled to be in your presence, among such great leaders from across the nation. The first thing I would like to do is call your attention to a scripture found in the Book of James, Chapter 5. I am going to read two versions: The King James version, and then the Rodney E. [...]
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Workers at T.J. Maxx, Marshalls to Get $9 Per HourNEW YORK (AP) — The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods stores said Wednesday that it will boost pay for its U.S. workers to at least $9 per hour. The announcement by TJX Cos. comes a week after Walmart said it would increase wages for its employees and is a sign that more [...]
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Walmart Lifts Hourly Wages for 500,000 WorkersBENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains U.S. hourly workers as the embattled retailer tries to reshape the image that its stores offer dead-end jobs. As part of its biggest investment in worker training and pay ever, Walmart told The Associated Press that within [...]
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Walgreens Agrees to ‘Living Wage’ in Oakland, California  Just weeks before a new minimum wage starts in Oakland, California, grassroots advocates are celebrating a Wednesday decision by Walgreens to pay its workers at a new store in the city $14.10 per hour, which is required by an ordinance, the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) reported.  At one point, the [...]
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Hard-Hit Workers Ask: What Economic Recovery?ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ask Joshua Thevenin — who since last December has been a newspaper salesman, fireworks vendor and tele-marketer — what he thinks about assertions the economy is roaring toward recovery and you’ll get a sigh and a shake of his head. “I don’t see it. If it is, I don’t know [...]
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New York Tipped Workers Could Earn $7.50 an HourALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Restaurant servers and other tipped workers in New York state would make $7.50 an hour before tips under a proposal recommended by a state wage board Friday.  The proposal from the state Wage Board would go into effect Dec. 31 if approved by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s labor commissioner. That looks likely [...]
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Demand for ‘Sweatshop-Free’ Tomatoes Grows  The brutal mistreatment of workers who pick tomatoes in Mexico was the subject of a recent Los Angeles Times investigation. Suppliers for major U.S. grocery chains, including Walmart and Whole Foods, were among those named in the series.  The revelations come at a time when an increasing number of retailers are responding to consumer [...]
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