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'End the Sub-Minimum Wage; End Sexual Harassment'

October 22, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco

Tipped workers lead march to end sub-minimum wage.

New York, NY - If the governor's Wage Board soon decides to recommend scrapping New York’s sub-minimum wage for tipped workers, policy makers will have acknowledged that the antiquated system not only keeps workers in poverty - it also subjects mothers, daughters, sisters, wives and girlfriends to sexual harassment on the job, and must stop. 

Papa John's Underpayed Delivery Workers

October 21, 2014
By Stephanie West

New York, NY – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit in New York County Supreme Court against Papa John’s pizza franchisee New Majority Holdings, LLC and its owner, Ronald Johnson, for significantly underpaying delivery workers in violation of State Labor Law. 

CWA Rallies for E-ZPass Contract with Xerox

October 20, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

Staten Island, NY—Working conditions at the E-ZPass facility have been going from bad to worse as customer service representatives rallied here over the weekend to build support for a new contract with Xerox.

Low-Wage Workers Protest Walmart

October 17, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—On Thursday labor advocates released a new report describing how Walmart’s business model is hurting both the national and New York City’s economy. After announcing the report at City Hall, low-wage workers staged a protest outside Ann Walton’s new $25 million condo.

Women Restaurant Workers: 'We Are Not On The Menu'

October 16, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco

Tipped workers rally against sub-minimum wage.

New York, NY - Activists pushing legislators to scrap the sub-minimum wage for restaurant workers this week are predicting that the Empire State will soon eliminate the current system that not only leaves too many in poverty - but also treats working women like items on the menu. 

Kroger UFCW Employees Ratify Agreements in Toledo

October 15, 2014
By Stephanie West

Toledo, Ohio - Supermarket employees working at Kroger stores in the Toledo area have ratified new labor agreements with UFCW Local 75. "We are pleased to reach agreements that are good for our associates.

Fast-Food Workers’ Fight for $15 an Hour Update

October 13, 2014
By Stephanie West

On Tuesday October 7th, six members of the LA City Council introduced a measure that would put the city’s minimum wage on a path to $15.25 per hour by 2019 – two dollars higher than Mayor Garcetti’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $13.25. The LA Times described the Council proposal as having “upped the ante…in the drive for a higher minimum wage.”

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