Entire Staff Of A Burrito Restaurant In Georgia Quit

By Grace Dean, Business Insider. -

The staff of a burrito restaurant in Georgia quit by posting a sign claiming they had worked seven days a week for a month with "barely any time off." Employees at the Barberitos restaurant on [...]

Restaurant Workers Protest Poor Working Conditions And Low Wages

By Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News. -

Food service workers are putting renewed pressure on their employers for better working conditions and wages. Businesses across the country are blaming a “workforce shortage” for being [...]

Service Workers Aren’t Lazy — They Don’t Want To Risk Dying

By Sandy Barnard, Jacobin Magazine. -

Business owners around the country are offering up a lament: “no one wants to work.” A McDonalds franchise said they had to close because no one wants to work; North Carolina congressman David [...]

Report Finds Low Wages Make Food Workers Want To Quit

By Sharon Zhang, Truthout. -

Following the passage of stimulus packages with aid for workers like expanded unemployment benefits, politicians and business owners have wrung their hands over a supposed worker shortage as [...]

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 [...]

Real Unemployment Is Three Times What They’re Telling Us

By John Buell, Informed Comment. -

Southwest Harbor, Maine – As Congress gets set to debate the Biden Pandemic relief package, one of the favorite Republican lines is the contention that an economic recovery is already well [...]

Surveillance, Stress, And No Bathrooms

By Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Labor Notes. -

The Amazonification of logistics has created a new group of highly exploited workers: delivery drivers. Amazon itself increasingly relies on an expanding network of subcontracted drivers and [...]

Shipt Workers Demand Better Pay, Treatment

By Connor Sheets, AL.com. -

Alabama - More than 20 Shipt workers demonstrated in front of the grocery delivery company’s headquarters in downtown Birmingham Sunday afternoon. They were there to protest Shipt policies that [...]

Courts Worldwide Ruling That Gig Economy Is A Road To Serfdom

By Marshall Auerback, Economy for All. -

The tech industry buzzword “gig” has distracted society from important questions about the gig economy that are surprisingly traditional: whether a business has employees or contractors, and how [...]

Target Workers Call For A Boycott Of Shipt On April 10

By Shipt Shoppers, Popular Resistance. -

We’ve demanded that Shipt HQ offer us hazard pay for choosing to risk our health to deliver groceries to those who are self-quarantining. The Shipt spokesperson said that they are essentially [...]

McDonald’s Workers Go On Strike Over Unsafe Conditions, Lost Hours, Pay Cuts

St. Louis, MO - Some McDonald's workers in St. Louis, Tampa and Memphis have gone on strike to protest unsafe working conditions, pay cuts and lost hours. More than 100 workers across the [...]

Low-Wage Workers Being Sued For Medical Bills By Nonprofit Hospital That Employs Them

By Wendi C. Thomas, MLK50, Pro Publica. -

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — This year, a Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare housekeeper left her job just three hours into her shift and caught a bus to Shelby County General Sessions Court. Wearing her [...]