Dollar General Workers Stare Down Historic Union Vote

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

In less than two weeks, a tiny group of a half dozen workers in Barkhamsted, Connecticut will vote on whether to become the only unionized Dollar General store employees in America. These six [...]

Nationwide McDonald’s Strike Rejects ‘PR Stunt’ Wage Hike Plan

Thousands of workers of McDonald’s chain in 15 cities across the United States went on strike for wage hikes. On Wednesday, May 19, workers organized in the “Fight for 15” campaign participated [...]

How Artificial Intelligence Depends on Low-Paid Workers

By Anita Slater, Tribune Magazine -

When thinking of AI futures, the classic sci-fi tropes tell us that machines will one day take over and replace humans, with robots rendering work as we know it obsolete: the outcome will either [...]

The End Of Development

By Tim Barker, Dissent Magazine. -

When I was in high school, my economics class read The End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs. The book is a passionate appeal to help those living in the worst poverty in the world. Sachs writes that [...]

Over 200 Small Business Restaurant Owners And Employers Endorse Raise The Wage Act

By Brett Wilkins, Commondreams. -

As the small restaurant sector reels from the devastating economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, a report published Thursday by advocates for tipped workers and a $15 minimum wage revealed [...]

Fast Food Workers Went On Strike For $15 An Hour In 15 Cities

By Kristin Toussaint, Fast Company. -

Fast food workers in 15 cities across the country went on a one-day strike on February 16, to demand that their employers—including McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s—pay them $15 an hour and [...]

The Trade Union Movement Must Organise Minimum Wage Workers

By National Workers Union, Hood Communist. -

The twenty-first century has seen the Trade Union Movement in Trinidad and Tobago consistently under attack, severely criticized and victimized by the ruling economic and political elites. The [...]

NYC Will Prohibit Major Fast Food Employers From Firing Workers Without ‘Just Cause’

By Sydney Pereira, The Gothamist. -

NYC fast food workers would get increased protections under two bills that passed in the City Council on Thursday. The two bills would increase protections for workers at large fast food [...]

Fast-Food Workers Demanded — And Won — COVID Protections

By Sophia Kasakove, Report for America. -

Durham, NC - In early September, Jamila Allen led a group of 18 co-workers out the front doors of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers to protest the lack of safety measures taken by management [...]

Unemployment Skyrocketing? An Evolved Society Would Celebrate

By Lee Camp, ScheerPost.com. -

Leaf blowers are everything wrong with capitalism. . . . I’ll explain that in a minute. We all know times are irredeemably grim, and they’re only getting worse. The unemployment level in [...]

The Daily Life Of Those Fighting For $15 And A Union

By Al Neal, People's World. -

The rank and file workers that came before us said a union was not the union hall nor the labor temple, nor was it the elected union officials that come and go. The union was its people—the [...]

A Majority Of Workers Are Fearful Of Coronavirus Infections At Work

By Peter Dorman and Lawrence Mishel, Economic Policy Institute. -

The majority of workers and roughly 70% of Black and Hispanic workers who are currently working onsite at their workplaces, and not at home, believe they face considerable risks from the [...]