Category Archives: Labor

SeaTac’s $15 an Hour Wage Initiative Achieves Sig Threshold Quickly

shortlink here:  http://wp.me/p2w2NH-n3 mnemonic here:  http://urlet.com/sincere.brainier “Less than two weeks after filing a City of SeaTac initiative that would assure better wages and working conditions for thousands of low-wage SeaTac Airport workers, backers have announced that they have already surpassed the … Continue reading

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Unstable Lost Coast Geology + Tourist Train = Tunnel Failure (Mendocino Skunk Train)

shortlink here: http://wp.me/p38Pt0-bt mnemonic here: http://urlet.com/taxation.mitchell Huge tunnel collapse imperils Mendocino County Skunk Train By Sean Scully Santa Rosa Press Democrat Published: Sunday, May. 19, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A FORT BRAGG – Train tunnel No. 1 on … Continue reading

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Chicago Fast Food, Retail Workers Go On Strike, “Fight for $15”

shortlink here: http://wp.me/p2w2NH-mQ mnemonic here: http://urlet.com/anyway.too Chicago Fast Food, Retail Workers Go On Strike For Higher Wages Photo credit: Ryan L. Williams Hundreds of retail and fast food workers went on a coordinated strike this morning to call for a … Continue reading

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Occupy Oakland Plans May Day Fight for $15 in Oakland

shortlink here:  http://wp.me/p2w2NH-mJ   mnemonic here:  http://urlet.com/gamblers.purely Recently hundreds of fast food workers participated in a wildcat strike in New York City to demand $15/dollars per hour. Now it looks like workers in Chicago are going for it as well. We … Continue reading

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Answer to Abusive Anti-Worker Post on Humboldt Herald

shortlink here:  http://wp.me/p38Pt0-7W  mnemonic:  http://urlet.com/mend.graveyard Anonymous Coward: “You can train monkeys to run equipment these days. They work for bananas, and are probably smarter than most unskilled workers.” You just keep thinking that way.  Go ahead, go on dissing young … Continue reading

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NYC Fast Food Workers Strike for $15, Smeared by Fox & Friends

Fox Smears Striking NYC Fast Food Workers While Pushing Minimum Wage Myths Blog››› April 5, 2013 11:17 AM EDT ››› REMINGTON SHEPARD Fox News campaigned against New York City fast food workers who are striking to secure higher wages by … Continue reading

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Hunger Strike in San Diego to Support Immigrant Workers Rights

On March 21, Evolution Hospitality took over management of the Hilton Mission Valley. We succeeded in convincing Evolution to hire all 110 Hilton workers, but the company immediately subjected them to the E-Verify program. Recently,a number of workers have been … Continue reading

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YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE IS AT RISK! Eureka California Sidesteps Constituti​on

YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE IS AT RISK! Eureka California Sidesteps Constituti​on Pension Obligation Bonds Scam. For my fellow Eurekans who treasure their right to vote. The Constitution of the State of California has guaranteed since 1879 the voters the right … Continue reading

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284,000 College Graduates Had Minimum-Wage Jobs Last Year

http://wp.me/p38Pt0-76 284,000 College Graduates Had Minimum-Wage Jobs Last Year Posted: 03/31/2013 4:27 pm EDT | Updated: 04/01/2013 10:27 am EDT A college degree doesn’t guarantee anyone a big paycheck anymore. About 284,000 Americans with college degrees were working minimum wage … Continue reading

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Basic Math on the Minimum Wage

shortlink: http://wp.me/p38Pt0-6I  mnemonic:  http://urlet.com/charm.marked People say that a minimum wage increase to $12 an hour in 2014  is a “massive increase” but in fact it represents a mild 4.48% annual rise over the 46 years since 1968 when it stood … Continue reading

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