Calif. grocery workers approve new contract with raises, retirement protections, improved scheduling
"This contract is a victory for our members, and secures their wages, retirement security, and control over their schedules."
NBC-Universal owns Telemundo, but the unorganized actors don't get residuals or health care, guaranteed wage minimums or meal breaks.
Workers at the tony Sofitel in Beverly Hills are fed up with rampant wage theft, sexual harassment, and unsafe conditions.
"The names, the hashtags represent real people in our very own community; they have jobs; they work alongside us; they have families; they were our high school classmates."
"When working people speak with a loud and strong voice, pro-worker candidates win."
"What we're seeing in Brazil is a power-grab by politicians who weren't able to win at the ballot box."
Governments never hired back all the workers they fired in the Great Recession, and there's been a resulting drag on the current recovery.
Pilgrim's Pride "did not furnish a place of employment free from the recognized hazards likely to cause or serious physical harm" to workers.
The pension battle began several years ago when Christie claimed the state not only wouldn't pay its part of the pensions, but couldn't afford to do so.
"We are happy to say that the corporate owners of Ralphs and Vons/Albertsons have agreed to a proposed contract."