Workers Standing up Against Low-Wages

Monday, June 3, 2013

We all know that Walmart pays such low wages that many of its workers rely on food stamps and other government aid programs to fulfill their basic needs. But most don't realize just how much money tax payers are forced to spend to subsidize Walmart's profits. One Walmart Supercenter in Wisconsin alone costs taxpayers $900,000 annually, according to a study released by Congressional Democrats on Thursday.

One Walmart's Low Wages Could Cost Taxpayers $900,000 Per Year, House Dems Find - Huffington Post  

There's something big happening here... Worker's are starting to stand up together for decent pay and respect on the job. Fast food workers are striking across the country, Walmart workers have kicked off their longest strike yet, and federally-contracted workers in DC have demanded that the President take action to make sure they are earning a living wage. We need to keep the momentum going! 

Fast Food Workers Striking in Seattle - The Nation 

Savannah's port truck driver's took a stand this past weekend against their bosses for what the drivers call unfair work conditions. "The drivers... say they are unlawfully classified as "independent contractors" by the trucking companies. They say low wages, high operating costs, "dangerously" long hours are just part of the equation drivers deal with."

Port truck drivers claim unfair work conditions and pay - WTOC

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