Labor News


McDonald’s wage announcement draws the ire of low-wage workers

"Millions of families working for poverty wages will continue to struggle until McDonald's pays a living wage."


Call for $15 and a union rings through Ebeneezer Baptist Church

Fast food servers, homecare and airport workers, and students gave witness to the low pay facing them in today's increasingly service-centered economy.


Workers call McDonald’s hourly wage raise a PR gimmick

"It's a PR stunt, and that stunt isn't going to pay my gas bill this month, or get my landlord off my back."


Fight for 15 announces largest nationwide strike ever

"We need to fight for everyone, especially for those who feel that they can't fight by themselves."


Massive outpouring expected Apr. 15 in the Fight for $15

Low wage workers throughout the county are gearing up for the April 15 national demonstration demanding a raise in the minimum wage.


Wisconsin workers barred from right-to-work-for-less signing ceremony

The national decline in union membership and soaring wage inequity are inescapable twin realities that make absurd the blaming of unions for fiscal problems.


The steal of the century: ending wage theft in our time

It may not be the hottest topic on every to-do list, but the problem is as old as, well, the oldest profession. I'm talking about wage theft.


Progressive think tank backs Obama crackdown on federal contractors

Facing hostility of big business and the GOP, a progressive think-tank went to bat to defend President Obama's cracking down on federal contractors who break labor laws.


West Virginia workers launch "insurrection" in state capital

Demonstrators protesting the national wave of wage and safety cuts and anti-union assaults, were led by the West Virginia AFL-CIO and joined by national labor leaders.


Silicon Valley rises up for low-wage workers

Over 200 labor, religious, and community activists packed historic McDonnell Hall here today to launch Silicon Valley Rising.

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