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McDonald's Turns Stomachs In Latin America And Europe

February 27, 2015

Widespread and sustained worker protests decrying unlivable low wages, as well as ugly allegations of racist management, have already cast significant tarnish on the “Golden Arches”  here at home in the United States. Now, however, it appears as though many in South America and Europe, too, are getting fed up with McDonald’s and its business practices.

Tipped Workers Get Raise; Fight To End Sub-Minimum Wage Continues

February 25, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Despite a pay raise, the fight to scrap the sub-minimum wage continues.

New York, NY - Tipped workers across the state have just moved a little bit closer to workplacjustice, according to advocates fighting hard to join seven other states around the nation that have already scrapped sub-minimum wages.

Walmart Raises: It's Not Enough!

February 23, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Workers' struggle for a living wage will continue.

New York, NY - If the biggest retailer in the world thought that bumping up the salaries of low-paid, struggling workers would weaken efforts to establish a true living wage and the right to form a union, they’re probably going to be a little disappointed. 

Bent, But Not Broken: Airport Workers Must Continue Minimum Wage Fight

February 16, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Eduardo Lopez.

New York, NY - The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s failure to include over 1,000 airport workers in a plan to bump up salaries to $10.10 an hour has left frustrated in-flight and lounge employees emotionally devastated and deeply distraught - but the union representing them is vowing to continue the fight. 

New RWDSU Director Is Ready To Rumble

February 13, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Dave Mertz on the streets leading a rally.

New York, NY - As the guy tapped to be the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union’s first-ever director for New York City operations, it somehow seems only right that talking tough and thinking broadly appears intrinsic to veteran organizer David Mertz. Organizing in this town and across the nation is both harder and more important than ever before — but Mertz says that those challenges will not deter the RWDSU from continuing to get out there and “mixing it up.”

McDonald’s Workers Charge They Were Fired for Being Black

February 6, 2015

Ten black McDonald’s workers in Virginia who were fired last May after being told, they “didn’t fit the profile” filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against the company and the franchise owner Jan. 22. The suit alleges that managers at three McDonald’s in Clarkesville and South Boston told workers that it was “too dark” in the restaurants and that they “need to get the ghetto out of the store.”

Did The Wage Board Just Boost Tipped Workers, Or Crush Them?

February 2, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Tipped workers have many reasons to jeer the sub-minimum wage.

New York, NY - Governor Cuomo’s Wage Board has finally issued its recommendations - but they may not be the remedy tipped workers around the state earning less than the minimum wage have been fighting for. 

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