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It’s time for a living wage!

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It’s time for a living wage!

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Cartoon by Nick Anderson of the Houston Chronicle. More of his work here: http://on.fb.me/1e6yYkn http://ift.tt/1fskSqG

All jokes aside, there is a pervasive amount of misunderstandings about what exactly necessitates a need for a higher minimum wage.

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SHARE this if it makes you a.) chuckle b.) really angry or c.) both.

Cartoon by Nick Anderson of the Houston Chronicle. More of his work here: http://on.fb.me/1e6yYkn http://ift.tt/1fskSqG

All jokes aside, there is a pervasive amount of misunderstandings about what exactly necessitates a need for a higher minimum wage.

Your Tax Dollars Are Going To Flagrant Labor Law Violators: Punching In

workingamerica:

Race Forward’s Rinku Sen lays out the 10 racial justice victories in 2013.

Former Clinton economic advisor busts myths about raising the minimum wage.

“The weight of the evidence consistently finds no significant effects on employment when the minimum wage increases in reasonable increments.”

Faculty at University of Illinois-Chicago fights for a better contract.

New York’s Attorney General helps reinstate 25 locked-out Domino’s workers.

NYC teachers seek to overturn the Bloomberg legacy of corporate education reform.

3 essential (and ignored) questions about Detroit’s bankruptcy.

Finally: Federal contracts, your tax dollars, are being granted to flagrant labor law violators.

A great collection of articles shedding light on a number of issues related to labor injustice.

Dec 7
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It’s quite simple really.

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It’s quite simple really.

"Walmart Can Afford To Pay All Workers $25,000 Without Raising Prices"

"The majority of Walmart’s workers make less than $25,000 a year, something that some have gone on strike to protest. But the company could raise all workers’ wages to that level without having to also raise its low prices, according to a new report by the think tank Demos.”

This article really raises interesting questions as to why living wages seem so foreign to us.
Via ThinkProgress.org
Don’t forget to check out Re:Work tonight for our sixth episode, Human v. Walmart, at 6:30 PM on KPFK!

"Walmart Can Afford To Pay All Workers $25,000 Without Raising Prices"

"The majority of Walmart’s workers make less than $25,000 a year, something that some have gone on strike to protest. But the company could raise all workers’ wages to that level without having to also raise its low prices, according to a new report by the think tank Demos.”

This article really raises interesting questions as to why living wages seem so foreign to us.

Via ThinkProgress.org

Don’t forget to check out Re:Work tonight for our sixth episode, Human v. Walmart, at 6:30 PM on KPFK!

"TransVisible: Transgender Latina Immigrants in U.S. Society"
Join us at the Downtown Labor Center this Friday, November 22 at 2:00 PM to:
Learn about the findings of a national survey on the issues affecting TransLatina Immigrants
Have a conversation with local members of the TransLatin@ Coalition as we discuss issues related to TransLatina Immigrants in the US
Click here to RSVP!

"TransVisible: Transgender Latina Immigrants in U.S. Society"

Join us at the Downtown Labor Center this Friday, November 22 at 2:00 PM to:

  • Learn about the findings of a national survey on the issues affecting TransLatina Immigrants
  • Have a conversation with local members of the TransLatin@ Coalition as we discuss issues related to TransLatina Immigrants in the US

Click here to RSVP!

Meet Anthony Goytia
Anthony Goytia works for the United States’ largest employer: Walmart. After going through many jobs, Anthony began working at Walmart as a night stocker, seeing a version of the store that most of us haven’t. Upon starting at his new and hyper-structured workplace, Anthony began to question the cost of employee efficiency and started to see some practices that weren’t to his liking.
In Re:Work's sixth episode, Human v. Walmart, we talk with Anthony Goytia to understand what happens when the customers aren't watching.
Tune in TOMORROW, November 22 at 6:30 PM on KPFK or stream it live for another episode of Re:Work!

Meet Anthony Goytia

Anthony Goytia works for the United States’ largest employer: Walmart. After going through many jobs, Anthony began working at Walmart as a night stocker, seeing a version of the store that most of us haven’t. Upon starting at his new and hyper-structured workplace, Anthony began to question the cost of employee efficiency and started to see some practices that weren’t to his liking.

In Re:Work's sixth episode, Human v. Walmart, we talk with Anthony Goytia to understand what happens when the customers aren't watching.

Tune in TOMORROW, November 22 at 6:30 PM on KPFK or stream it live for another episode of Re:Work!

"Walmart Still Hasn’t Paid Its $7,000 Fine for 2008 Black Friday Death"

"Five years after a worker was killed in a crush of shoppers on Black Friday, Walmart still hasn’t paid the $7,000 it was fined for allegedly failing to protect employees on the biggest shopping day of the year."

For a company with sales of “$466 billion last fiscal year,” it seems interesting that $7,000 is out of their price range.
Via Huffington Post

"Walmart Still Hasn’t Paid Its $7,000 Fine for 2008 Black Friday Death"

"Five years after a worker was killed in a crush of shoppers on Black Friday, Walmart still hasn’t paid the $7,000 it was fined for allegedly failing to protect employees on the biggest shopping day of the year."

For a company with sales of “$466 billion last fiscal year,” it seems interesting that $7,000 is out of their price range.

Via Huffington Post

"McDonald’s Advice to Underpaid Employees: Sell Your Christmas Presents for Cash"

"Tis the season for holiday spirit: Yule logs, egg nog, festive lights and exchanging gifts with loved ones. If you work for McDonald’s, though, be sure to save those receipts."

Wages aren’t the only way that businesses like McDonald’s show their regard for their employees’ well beings.
Via ThinkProgress.org

"McDonald’s Advice to Underpaid Employees: Sell Your Christmas Presents for Cash"

"Tis the season for holiday spirit: Yule logs, egg nog, festive lights and exchanging gifts with loved ones. If you work for McDonald’s, though, be sure to save those receipts."

Wages aren’t the only way that businesses like McDonald’s show their regard for their employees’ well beings.

Via ThinkProgress.org

Just a reminder for the UCLA Labor Center’s upcoming Working-Class Heroes celebration where we will be honoring Larry Frank, former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, founder of Jobs with Peace, and new President of the Los Angeles Trade Technical College.
Don’t forget to dress up as your favorite hero tonight at the Downtown Labor Center from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM!

Just a reminder for the UCLA Labor Center’s upcoming Working-Class Heroes celebration where we will be honoring Larry Frank, former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, founder of Jobs with Peace, and new President of the Los Angeles Trade Technical College.

Don’t forget to dress up as your favorite hero tonight at the Downtown Labor Center from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM!