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New Wall Street Bubble Putting The Hurt On Workers By
Published in partnership with Shadow Proof. Yet more evidence that having a Wall Street-led recovery was a bad idea. The third installment in the Reuters series on post-crash Corporate America, called “The Cannibilized Company,”...
All The Stores That Will Make Employees Work On The Holidays By
On Thursday, most Americans will gather together with family and friends to have dinner and celebrate Thanksgiving. But not everyone will be able to enjoy the holiday the way they’d like. Eleven brands say they will be open on Thanksgiving this year, requiring millions...
From Arkansas To Beijing: Wal-Mart Is Eating The Earth By
WASHINGTON — Sam Walton opened the first Wal-Mart in 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas. Since that time, the retailer has made its way around the globe, shutting down small businesses and trampling on workers’ rights in its quest to deliver “everyday low prices.” Wal-Mart...
Corporate And Elite Interests Holding All the Cards But One… The People By
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D- Mass. listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Nov. 12, 2013. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin) Senator Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday told a packed crowd of progressive labor activists and community organizers that she agrees with their...
Pregnant Popeyes Manager Fired After Refusing To Pay For Armed Robbery By
Marissa Holcomb was held at gunpoint late last month in an armed robbery at a Popeyes in Channelview, Texas. Then, she was fired. The shift manager — who is five months pregnant — says she was reprimanded because she refused to pay back $400 that the gunman got...
Fight For $15: On Worldwide Day Of Action, Workers Demand Livable Wages By
Boston University student Patrick Johnson, center, holds a sign as he joins with other protesters, including students, fast-food restaurant employees and other workers, as they march Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Boston. Organizers of the event are calling for the nation’s...
Made In China: Factory Workers Awaken As Strikes Proliferate By
In this March 26, 2015 photo, one of workers shows bruises which she says were caused by police as they moved to suppress a demonstration by workers two days earlier, inside the Cuiheng Handbag Factory in Nanlang township in Zhongshan city in southern China’s Guangdong...
Kmart: ‘If You Do Not Come To Work On Thanksgiving, You Will Automatically Be Fired’ By
Kmart will open its doors at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day this year and remain open for 42 hours, meaning that many employees will have to come to work to staff shifts. While the company says it tries to fill the slots with volunteers or seasonal hires, workers are reporting...
Scott Walker: Minimum Wage ‘Doesn’t Serve A Purpose’ By
At a meeting with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board on Tuesday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) was asked whether there should be a minimum wage. He responded, “I’m not going to repeal it, but I don’t think it serves a purpose.” He went on to say...
Retirement Wave Could Mean Golden Years For Workers By
While the idea of retirement may be appealing, especially with winter weather making for long commutes this year, an awful lot of workers are not on track to be able to retire. An annual survey conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that only 18 percent...