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Paula Deen Hires Real-Life Olivia Pope, but the Supreme Court is the Fixer

Paula Deen Hires Real-Life Olivia Pope, but the Supreme Court is the Fixer

by Jamilah King on June 27 2013, 9:01AM

But the Supreme Court played the ultimate fixer this week when it came to workplace discrimination.

Topics: /NOW

New York City's Fast Food Workers Walk Out

New York City’s Fast Food Workers Walk Out

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 4 2013, 2:47PM

On the 45th anniversary of MLK’s assassination, New York City fast food workers tell Colorlines.com why they’re went on strike to demand higher wage and better working conditions.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

McDonald's Guest Workers Strike and Demand Meeting With Company CEO

McDonald’s Guest Workers Strike and Demand Meeting With Company CEO

by Seth Freed Wessler on March 8 2013, 2:24PM

They’re not lovin’ it.

Topics: /NOW

The Untold Story of Restaurant Work in the U.S. [Infographic]

The Untold Story of Restaurant Work in the U.S. [Infographic]

by Jorge Rivas on February 4 2013, 4:29PM

Did you know the minimum wage for tipped workers has been frozen at $2.13 for the last 21 years?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Michigan Poised to Become 24th ‘Right-to-Work’ State

by Seth Freed Wessler on December 7 2012, 12:35PM

It’s payback time for Michigan’s Republicans.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

New York Fast Food Workers Head Back to Work With Community Escorts

New York Fast Food Workers Head Back to Work With Community Escorts

by Jorge Rivas on November 30 2012, 10:28AM

Community members are thanking workers who walked off their jobs yesterday by accompanying them back to work.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Here's Why Hundreds of NYC Fast Food Workers Are Striking Today

Here’s Why Hundreds of NYC Fast Food Workers Are Striking Today

by Jorge Rivas on November 29 2012, 11:35AM

Workers at dozens of fast-food restaurants in New York City walked off the job Thursday morning.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Walmart is Nation's #1 Employer of Latinos, and Also Big Funders of Anti-Immigrant Efforts

Walmart is Nation’s #1 Employer of Latinos, and Also Big Funders of Anti-Immigrant Efforts

by Jorge Rivas on November 20 2012, 6:25PM

They found the vast majority of recipients of funding voted against the DREAM Act, supported E-verify, immigrant detention, and militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Why You Shouldn't Line Up For Walmart's Black Friday Deals Play

Why You Shouldn’t Line Up For Walmart’s Black Friday Deals

by Julianne Hing on November 20 2012, 2:18PM

The kickoff to the national holiday shopping frenzy has now officially merged with Thanksgiving day itself, with Walmart leading the Thanksgiving evening creep by opening its doors at 10pm on Thursday this week.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

SEIU Pushes for Health Care for Transgender Workers

by Jorge Rivas on May 30 2012, 2:08PM

SEIU has more than 2.1 million members in Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico that are part of the service industry, including janitors, the security guards, and health care professionals.

Topics: /NOW

UVA Hunger Strike Ends After 13 Days, Students Claim 'Enormous Victory'

UVA Hunger Strike Ends After 13 Days, Students Claim ‘Enormous Victory’

by Jorge Rivas on March 1 2012, 6:35PM

“This is the end of this strike, but it is not the end of the struggle,” the students say.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Trader Joe’s Finally Agrees to Stand with Immokalee Farmworkers

by Jorge Rivas on February 10 2012, 4:13PM

Trader Joe’s and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) announced Thursday that they have signed an agreement that formalizes the ways in which Trader Joe’s will work with the CIW and Florida tomato growers to support the CIW’s Fair Food Program.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

There was Virtually No Change in Black Unemployment Rate in 2011

by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2012, 10:32AM

The black worker unemployment remained in the 15 to 16 percent range, while unemployment for the rest of the workforce dropped below 9 percent.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Carwasheros in Los Angeles Win Over $1 Million in Settlement

Carwasheros in Los Angeles Win Over $1 Million in Settlement

by Jorge Rivas on January 12 2012, 10:58AM

Workers at a car wash in Los Angeles will receive unpaid wages since 2006.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Immigrant Left Disabled In Work Accident Dies After Deportation

Immigrant Left Disabled In Work Accident Dies After Deportation

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 1:50PM

A quadriplegic immigrant who became disabled while working on a roof died Sunday.

Topics: Health, Immigration, /NOW

98 Percent Pass Indiana's Job Training Drug Tests

98 Percent Pass Indiana’s Job Training Drug Tests

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2012, 4:26PM

The state has spent thousands of dollars to prevent 23 applicants that tested positive for drug use from joining the program.

Topics: Economy, /NOW, Politics

60 Farmwokers Stranded After Refusing to Work Below Minimum Wage

60 Farmwokers Stranded After Refusing to Work Below Minimum Wage

by Jorge Rivas on November 7 2011, 2:19PM

One of the nations largest apple suppliers refused to pay workers minimum wage and left them stranded in rural Washington.

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Advocates Applaud Connecticut Mandate for Workers' Paid Sick Days

Advocates Applaud Connecticut Mandate for Workers’ Paid Sick Days

by Asraa Mustufa on June 8 2011, 11:39AM

The state’s historic vote adds momentum to campaigns for paid sick days across the country. And advocates say that it’s low-income women of color who stand to gain the most.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Will Obama Deport the American Dream? Scenes From May Day Rallies

Will Obama Deport the American Dream? Scenes From May Day Rallies

by Hatty Lee on May 2 2011, 10:23AM

Workers from across the country gathered to hold the president accountable for his record on immigration.

Topics: Immigration

Texas Rep: No Undocumented Workers! (Except Gardeners)

Texas Rep: No Undocumented Workers! (Except Gardeners)

by Thoai Lu on March 4 2011, 9:36AM

At least Republican lawmakers aren’t trying to hide their own self-interests.

Topics: Immigration

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