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Union Wants Walmart to Rehire 2,200 Workers

Union Wants Walmart to Rehire 2,200 Workers

NEW YORK (AP) — A union is asking labor regulators to go to court to force Walmart to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union filed the charge with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday, arguing the [...]
Fast-Food Workers Put Spotlight on ‘Fight for $15′ – AgainNEW YORK (AP) — The Fight for $15 campaign that began with fast-food workers expanded in size and scope Wednesday to include a range of workers who say their meager pay is a form of economic injustice. Organizers said demonstrations were planned for more than 230 U.S. cities and college campuses, as well as dozens [...]
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Labor Calls for McDonald’s to Raise Wages for All WorkersNEW YORK (AP) — A pay bump for workers at some McDonald’s restaurants isn’t likely to ease the pressures the chain is facing over labor issues. McDonald’s said Wednesday it would raise wages for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, which represent only about 10 percent of more than 14,300 locations. It also said it would [...]
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Seattle Workers Just Received a Raise, Which Will Hit $15SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage law began going into effect Wednesday, nearly a year after this pricey West Coast city was celebrated by activists as the first metropolis to push employers into providing higher wages. The fast-food workers who staged walk-outs to advance the idea, however, won’t be seeing anything close to [...]
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McDonald’s Workers to Get Pay Raises at Many RestaurantsNEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s says it’s raising pay for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy. The company owns about 10 percent of its more than 14,300 U.S. restaurants, representing about 90,000 workers. The rest are run by franchisees, and McDonald’s said [...]
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Seattle’s Minimum Wage to Increase in April, Judge RulesSEATTLE (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 [...]
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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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