Tag: Fight for $15

Labor Joins Black Lives Matter in Coast to Coast Action Against Systemic Racism, Police Brutality and Economic Inequality
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Labor Joins Black Lives Matter in Coast to Coast Action Against Systemic Racism, Police Brutality and Economic Inequality

New York, NY – Workers in more than 150 cities staged walkouts and rallies as part of a nationwide “strike for black lives” July 20. Those actions included an early-morning strike by 1,500 office-building janitors in San Francisco; rallies by McDonald’s and hospital workers in Chicago; marches by fast-food workers in St. Louis and Durham,…

McDonald’s Workers Take Fight Against Sexual Harassment to the World Stage
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McDonald’s Workers Take Fight Against Sexual Harassment to the World Stage

New York, NY – This week, a group of international unions filed a complaint in the Netherlands aimed at pressuring McDonald’s to finally address and resolve the systemic abuse many workers say they experience on the job. They filed with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development — unions say this is the very first…

More Workers Accuse McDonald’s of Sexual Harassment on the Job
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More Workers Accuse McDonald’s of Sexual Harassment on the Job

Two female McDonald’s employees announced they are joining a $500 million lawsuit against the company over claims of sexual harassment. Jamelia Fairley and Ashley Reddick both said they had to endure verbal abuse and physical touching by male co-workers.   Rather than the harassers being disciplined, Fairley and Reddick claim that their supervisors retaliated against…

Deaths of Walmart Workers Intensify Demands for Real Protections and Paid Time Off in Face of Pandemic
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Deaths of Walmart Workers Intensify Demands for Real Protections and Paid Time Off in Face of Pandemic

New York, NY – Walmart associates are calling on the mega-company to start providing protective equipment and enforce social distancing in its 5,000 stores nationwide, after associates Philip Thomas and Wanda Evans both perished after contracting the COVID-19 coronavirus. Five associates spoke to the media on Friday, April 10, to tell their individual stories about…

SEIU Issues 4-Point List of Demands to ‘Protect All Workers’
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SEIU Issues 4-Point List of Demands to ‘Protect All Workers’

New York, NY – Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and workers in the Fight for $15 campaign on Wednesday called on private industry to ‘Protect All Workers’ — rolling out a list of demands aimed at helping to provide protection for workers across a wide range of industries from airlines to hospitals,…

McDonald’s Workers Demand Protections Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak
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McDonald’s Workers Demand Protections Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

New York, NY – Fast food workers at McDonald’s outlets nationwide are demanding paid sick leave and more protections for “everyone who wears the uniform” this week.  All across the country, low-wage earners reliant on the Golden Arches for their livelihoods are speaking in hushed whispers between Big Mac orders— wondering if they or their…

Coronavirus Threat Compounds Chipotle Sick-Leave Policy; NYC Workers Walk Out
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Coronavirus Threat Compounds Chipotle Sick-Leave Policy; NYC Workers Walk Out

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Just after 6 p.m. on March 4, a small cluster of workers emerged from the front door of the Chipotle restaurant on Sixth Avenue and West 21st Street. They converged with a march of about 35 fellow fast-food workers and 32BJ SEIU organizers. “Keep your chips, keep your guac, serving justice we won’t…

‘Just Cause’ Bills – The Next Game-Changer for Low-Wage Workers Everywhere
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‘Just Cause’ Bills – The Next Game-Changer for Low-Wage Workers Everywhere

New York, NY – If enacted, “Just Cause” legislation newly introduced in the New York City Council could help further change the way fast food workers — and all all other low-wage earners — live and work in this town. Already buoyed by a hard-fought for new minimum wage, Fair Work Week regulations relating to…

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