Category Archives: Labor

Plastic Peanuts? McDonald’s Wants to Pay You With Plastic!

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Walmart Workers Launch Strike Action in Three Cities

shortlink here: http://wp.me/p2w2NH-nh mnemonic here:  http://urlet.com/instituting.sounds Walmart  Workers Launch First-Ever ‘Prolonged Strikes’ Today Josh Eidelson on  May 28, 2013 – 10:57 AM Walmart employees are on strike in Miami, Massachusetts and the California  Bay Area this morning, kicking off what … Continue reading

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Enterprise Zone Scam Revealed – Yes Eureka is Infected

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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”

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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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