In addition to the 1.3 million who will be immediately cut off, an additional 3.6 million people will lose benefits in the coming year unless Congress acts.
Clergy and community leaders from Chicago and the northwest suburbs delivered a petition today signed by 33 allies supporting employees at the Rivers Casino Des Plaines.
"Because of this agreement, 25 workers will be back to work in time for the holidays."
Domino's Pizza has told its workers what they can expect when they exercise their right to demand a living wage. The pizza chain has locked them out in the cold.
Support is mounting daily for 800 courageous locked out nurses and tech workers, as the corporation failed to show up for further negotiations.
This time of year, many people hold temporary or part-time jobs helping retailers and other businesses with the heavy demands of the busy holiday shopping season.
"As the new Jobs With Justice, we are leading the fight for workers' rights and an economy that benefits everyone."
Could it possibly be that the time has come to take a more objective and clear-eyed look at what is happening at our nation's largest employer?
Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
The movement to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers got a boost here Thursday.