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Protesters Demand That Tim Hortons Respect Minimum Wage
Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Protesters Demand That Tim Hortons Respect Minimum Wage

TORONTO, Ontario—More than 50 demonstrations took place from Vancouver to Halifax Jan. 19, urging Tim Hortons’ franchisees to rescind cutbacks they made after Ontario raised its minimum wage Jan. 1. A number of franchisees of the Canada’s most popular coffee chain had responded to the increase, from C$11.60 to C$14 (about US$11.30) by eliminating paid…

Charter/Spectrum: Running Over Middle-Class Workers
Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Retail

Charter/Spectrum: Running Over Middle-Class Workers

New York, NY – For months, Charter/Spectrum — the second-largest cable provider in the country — has touted a so-called “wage-rich package” replete with “22 to 55-percent” pay increases, “excellent health insurance choices” and 401K savings plans with “generous six-percent dollar-for-dollar match[es].” But, if the cable giant’s offer is so great, why are striking IBEW…

Protesters Demand That Tim Hortons Respect Minimum Wage
Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Protesters Demand That Tim Hortons Respect Minimum Wage

TORONTO, Ontario—More than 50 demonstrations took place from Vancouver to Halifax Jan. 19, urging Tim Hortons’ franchisees to rescind cutbacks they made after Ontario raised its minimum wage Jan. 1. A number of franchisees of the Canada’s most popular coffee chain had responded to the increase, from C$11.60 to C$14 (about US$11.30) by eliminating paid…

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