Some Internet companies misclassify their workers as "independent contractors," thereby paying them far less than the federal minimum wage.
RALEIGH, N.C. - As Walmart workers petition managers, Sept. 5, to reinstate employees who have been unfairly treated a flash mob breaks out in a local store here.
Nothing fueled the anti-union Red Scare propagandists more than the Boston police strike of 1919.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Seven members and supporters of OUR Walmart, Organization United for Respect at Walmart, were arrested here for blocking an entrance, during a protest at a Walmart in Orange County, Fla., on Sept. 5.
AUSTIN, Texas - Despite temperatures pushing the century mark, striking fast-food workers and their supporters rallied for fair wages in the capital of this so-called "right-to-work" state on Aug. 29.
When the blueberry picking started, the company fired Federico Lopez on July 10 for asking for a wage raise, and workers went on strike on July 11 to get his job back.
At yesterday's fast food workers strike, Rep. Barbara Lee told workers, " There's no way workers should have to work for minimum wage and still have to rely on food stamps, Section 8 and Medicaid."
St. Louis fast-food chains - among others across the nation - are attempting to intimidate low-wage activists, as they gear up for the nationwide strike. planned for this Thursday, August 29.
If you go to your local fast food joint, you may find something unusual: A picket line. If you want to show support, don't cross it.
Hundreds of activists marched through downtown Minneapolis on August 20 to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership.