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Victories (and Setbacks) in the Big Fight for Fair Wages

Victories (and Setbacks) in the Big Fight for Fair Wages

by Julianne Hing on April 16 2015, 6:42PM

Tallying up the wins and unfinished work in the fight for a $15 minimum wage.

Topics: Economy

This is How the South Organizes [Photos]

This is How the South Organizes [Photos]

by Carla Murphy on August 12 2014, 7:00AM

An estimated 200 low-wage workers from different industries met in eastern North Carolina to share workplace struggles and get organized at a conference they called Solidarity City

Topics: Labor

Immigrant Detainees Work for a Dollar a Day

Immigrant Detainees Work for a Dollar a Day

by Aura Bogado on May 27 2014, 12:41PM

Hard work, low pay and threats of solitary confinement

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Why a Raise in the Minimum Wage Will Happen

Why a Raise in the Minimum Wage Will Happen

by Imara Jones on May 15 2014, 8:35AM

The faster Wall Street and corporations resisting the income hike grasp the political reality, the better it will be for the millions of people who work full-time but don’t earn enough to live; especially women of color.

Topics: Economic Justice

3 Forgotten Economies of This Year's Super Bowl

3 Forgotten Economies of This Year’s Super Bowl

by Jamilah King on January 31 2014, 10:00AM

Here’s a look at a few groups of workers whose livelihoods depend on the success of America’s biggest game.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Economy

Low-Wage Federal Workers Walk Off Job Today

Low-Wage Federal Workers Walk Off Job Today

by Carla Murphy on January 22 2014, 11:04AM

Food servers and janitorial workers at landmark federal buildings demand a living wage.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Proposed $15 Los Angeles Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Would Be Boon to City's Latinas

Proposed $15 Los Angeles Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Would Be Boon to City’s Latinas

by Julianne Hing on January 21 2014, 5:09PM

Los Angeles is getting ready to take on a minimum wage hike fight for hotel workers.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Photos: Fast-Food Strikes Hit 100 Cities

Photos: Fast-Food Strikes Hit 100 Cities

by Julianne Hing on December 6 2013, 1:53PM

December 5, 2013 marked the largest fast-food strikes in history, organizers say.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Fast-Food Worker Strikes Set for 100 Cities

Fast-Food Worker Strikes Set for 100 Cities

by Julianne Hing on December 3 2013, 3:47PM

The movement to organize low-wage workers is spreading to new parts of the country.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Retailers Turn Thanksgiving Into Black Thursday [Infographic] Infographic

Retailers Turn Thanksgiving Into Black Thursday [Infographic]

by Von Diaz, Erin Zipper on November 27 2013, 7:00AM

A growing number of big-box stores are open on Thanksgiving. Find who’s open—and who’s doing the work.

Topics: Black Friday, Economy

Federally Contracted Workers Bring Labor Fight to Obama's Front Door

Federally Contracted Workers Bring Labor Fight to Obama’s Front Door

by Julianne Hing on September 25 2013, 9:23AM

Low-wage workers are making sure the federal government doesn’t overlook the labor practices of its own contractors.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Low Wage Group Facing Eviction As University of Maryland Expands

Low Wage Group Facing Eviction As University of Maryland Expands

by Jorge Rivas on January 8 2013, 12:34PM

The group United Workers says their landlord has given them a 30-day eviction notice to vacate the property.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

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