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'Fundamental Need For $15' - Wage Board Meets In NYC

May 20, 2015
By Joe Maniscaclo

Fast food worker Alvin Major.

New York, NY - The Wage Board that Governor Andrew Cuomo called for two weeks ago to look at the fast food industry, officially convened for the first time on Varick Street this morning amidst calls for a $15/hr. minimum wage - and not a penny less. 

Mayor Promises to End Nail Salon Labor Abuses

May 18, 2015
By Neal Tepel

NEW YORK, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that New York City is addressing labor and health issues at nail salons.

Raise Wages of Fast-Food Workers Now

May 14, 2015
By George Gresham, President of 1199SEIU

New York, NY - The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU strongly support Governor Cuomo’s creation of a Wage Board to make recommendations on raising the wages of fast-food workers. Like our union’s homecare workers, the majority of fast-food workers are women, many of whom are struggling to raise families on poverty wages.

KFC Franchisee Forced Pay Cheated Employees

May 11, 2015
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced a $375,000 settlement with KFC Corporation franchisee Divine Investors, LLC, which operates 13 stores in Brooklyn, Queens and Upper Manhattan. Under the settlement, the company and its owner Hiren Patel have agreed to pay restitution for several labor law violations.

Cuomo Pushes Wage Board; Workers Hold Out For $15

May 8, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Governor Andrew Cuomo.

New York, NY - Without committing to a $15 an hour minimum wage, Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a special Union Square appearance on Thursday, that he is giving a yet-to-be convened Wage Board just three months to show “real progress” in addressing chronically low wages in the fast food industry.

$15 and a Union?

May 8, 2015
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—Maybe, as Governor Andrew Cuomo, taking a page out of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Tale of Two Cities playbook, announced on Thursday afternoon that he would be creating a wage board that would determine how much workers should be paid to earn a living wage.

Pico Rivera Walmart Workers Fight For Jobs

May 6, 2015

By Neal Tepel

Los Angeles, California - After Walmart  callously laid off 2,200 workers at five locations  due to “plumbing issues,” employees are fighting back. Workers at the Pico Rivera location associated with OUR Walmart have filed a charge with the National Labor Relations Board.

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