Workers are Winning by Standing Up and Speaking Out

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Good Jobs Nation campaign of low wage federal contract workers have gone on strike nine times, calling on the President to sign a Good Jobs Executive Order. The President listened more than once by signing three executive orders to help low-wage workers. "For the first time in a long time we have a president taking executive action to help workers," said Paco Fabian a spokesman for Change to Win. "These are certainly steps in the right direction," Fabian said of the executive orders already on the books, "but there's a lot more he could do."

How Obama Suddenly Became Pro-Worker - Huffington Post

Low wage workers aren't the ones concerned of how their children will make it in America. Americans, rich and poor, are worried about how the next generation will do. About 61 percent of people who are doing well personally say they don't think their children will do as well. "In other words, the gloom goes beyond wealth, gender, race, region, age and ideology. This fractious nation is united by one thing: lost faith in the United States."

Americans’ optimism is dying - Washington Post

Women make up the majority of the low-wage workforce in United States, which is anything but 9 to 5. The New York Times followed Jannette Varros, a 22-year-old Starbucks barista and single mother struggling to make it on $9 an hour and a three-hour commute. Yesterday, when the story came out Starbucks announced it would revise the way the company schedules its 130,000 baristas.  

Starbucks to Revise Policies to End Irregular Schedules for Its 130,000 Baristas - New York Times

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