Thursday, July 10, 2014
President Can Transform Federal Contracting for Hard Working People; Port Truck Drivers on Endless Strike
Last week, the President called Speaker Boehner's lawsuit against his executive actions a "stunt." The President said "pass a bill, solve a problem,” but Congress is gridlocked and has failed to pass a bill to even make the minimum wage $10.10 an hour. People are struggling to get by and if nothing is being done in Congress the President must take action. The President could transform this country into one that creates good paying jobs through federal contracts. The Good Jobs Executive Order would ensure the federal government only does business with employers that pay living wages, don't break labor laws and have a reasonable CEO-to-worker pay ratio. Most importantly, millions will be on their way to the middle class.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Supreme Court Anti-Union Ruling; Rosie Needs Respect, Government is the Top Low-Wage Employer of Women
The Supreme Court ruled this morning that some government workers don't have to pay union dues that prevent non-union members from freeloading the benefits, higher wages and better labor standards union members are afforded. Justice Alito wrote that home-care aides would be classified as partial public employees and would be able to opt-out of paying dues. Organizing is the most effective way for working Americans to stand up to corporations who want to make high profits, while the
Friday, May 30, 2014
Walmart Moms Announce Strike!
Walmart working moms announce they're going on strike in 20 cities to speak-out against poor working conditions. Walmart moms are demanding over $25,000 a year in wages. “We are Walmart moms, we are not a political cause, we are real people who are struggling to provide happy stable homes for our kids,” said Linda Haouska, a mother of two from Illinois who has worked at Walmart for eight and a half years.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Turn up the Heat and Fight Against Poverty Wages!
If you missed it, over 2,000 protesters were at the McDonalds headquarters yesterday to express their frustration with the McDonalds corporation during their annual shareholder meeting. Close to 140 people were arrested, including Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). "It's time for the McDonald's Corporation...to stop pretending that it can't boost pay for the people who make and serve their food," said Mary Kay.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Listen to the Walmart Workers Going on Strike, they're right!
It's pretty clear who comes first at Walmart and it's not their associates or their shareholders. With sales growth down and Walmart associates seeing low wages and hours cut, it's astonishing executive pay hasn't been affected. Mary Pat Tifft, longtime Walmart shareholder as well as employee said, “Walmart associates are having their hours cut because of declining sales but executives are still getting their bonuses. It’s ridiculous that they can keep receiving their compensation because they keep moving the numbers around."
Making Ends Meet at Walmart - New York Times