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Rights of McDonald’s Workers Violated, Labor Board Says

Rights of McDonald’s Workers Violated, Labor Board Says

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board issued complaints on Dec. 19 against McDonald’s Corp. and its franchisees over worker rights. The board’s chief counsel charged that the company violates the rights of employees working at its restaurants around the country to seek better pay and working conditions. Hearings are set for March [...]
Silicon Valley County Passes $19.06 Wage for Contractors  Santa Clara County – which covers much of Silicon Valley – took a major policy step on Dec. 16 regarding the living wage for contractors by lifting the hourly pay to $19.06 and approving paid sick leave for them, according to Working Partnerships USA. The dollar amount – which supporters are calling “the nation’s [...]
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Kansas City Leaders ‘Ban the Box’ on Govt. Job Applications  Another U.S. metropolitan area has decided to “ban the box” on most government job applications, which supporters say will give people who were incarcerated a better chance at securing employment because they will not face automatic disqualification.  The policy change in Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County received strong support from religious leaders in [...]
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Wages Fail to Keep Pace With Living Costs in Wash. State  How much money do you need to earn to make ends meet without relying on public assistance? A new study shows that in the state of Washington, the cost of basic needs is rising faster than wages, increasing pressure on low-income families.  The cost of basic needs increased 10 percent on average for four-person [...]
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New Chicago Minimum Wage to Cover Domestic WorkersHundreds of thousands of low-wage earners in Chicago – as well as their community supporters – celebrated a historic win Tuesday as the City Council boosted hourly pay to $13 and voted to include domestic workers in the increase, grassroots organizations said. Following the vote, the Raise Chicago Coalition and their supporters sent a flurry [...]
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Little Tokyo Restaurant Workers Battle ‘Wage Theft’  There was disagreement and tension when workers from Izakaya Fu-ga Restaurant in the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles raised concerns about not being paid and the hours they worked.  In the end, after nearly nine months of raising their voices for better labor rights, 13 restaurant workers walked away victorious, receiving an undisclosed [...]
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Dim Sum Restaurant Workers Win $4 Million SettlementIn the world of immigrant workers, grassroots organizations, lawyers, labor officials, and in this case, the owners of an award-winning dim sum restaurant in San Francisco, there is proof that diverse groups can voluntarily reach an agreement involving money. In this case, it’s a $4 million settlement that covers wage issues and benefits – and [...]
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Immigrant Workers Fight ‘Wage Theft’ in TexasWhen construction worker Jose Rivera opened his pay envelope, it was bad news. His employer had paid him only $100 for a 40-hour workweek. When he complained, the employer, a subcontractor, told him the contract for the job paid less, so workers had to accept less. Some of Rivera’s younger co-workers were so demoralized they [...]
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Minimum Wage Law in San Diego Could go Before Voters  San Diego’s minimum wage law – which would increase hourly pay to $11.50 per in 2017 – is now on hold after opponents on Thursday submitted enough signatures to trigger a possible referendum, in which the issue would go before voters for a decision.  The San Diego City Council will decide on Monday whether [...]
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Grants and Guides for Jobless Issued by U.S.WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is announcing $170 million in grants divided among 23 work projects across the country that aim to reduce the number of long-term unemployed Americans. Administration officials said that while the number of workers who are jobless for more than 26 weeks has declined, it remains at a historic high [...]
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