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Low-wage Workers Are Older Than You Think: 88 Percent of Workers Who Would Benefit From a Higher Minimum Wage Are Older Than 20, One Third Are Over 40 | Economic Policy Institute

When describing who would see a raise if the minimum wage were increased, it is important to look at everyone who earns between the current minimum wage and the proposed new one, as well as workers earning just above the new minimum wage who would likely also see a small pay increase as employers move […]

Turkish police clash with May Day protesters in Istanbul — RT News

In addition, the Turkish police have also deployed specially designed, portable, steel walls for the first time. The barriers are equipped with cameras and spray tear gas automatically when they are pushed against.Elsewhere, in the Turkish capital of Ankara, police dispersed dozens of protesters with tear gas and water cannon.Istanbul Governor’s Office warned that Taksim […]

CEO Of Biggest Fast Food Chain Comes Out In Favor Of A Minimum Wage Increase – Democratic Underground

“I’m not concerned,” CEO Fred DeLuca said on Wednesday when CNBC asked him about minimum wage hikes. “Over the years, I’ve seen so many of these wage increases. I think it’s normal. It won’t have a negative impact hopefully, and that’s what I tell my workers.”DeLuca’s support is noteworthy in part because of the size […]

Indonesia: Exploited domestic workers urgently need legal protection | Amnesty International USA

Millions of domestic workers in Indonesia are at risk of economic exploitation and routine abuse while living in legal limbo without protection, Amnesty International said as the country marks National Domestic Workers Day on 15 February. The organization called on parliament to urgently pass a domestic workers law before its term expires in September 2014. […]

In 1972, the CIA Director Relabelled “Dissidents” As “Terrorists” So He Could Continue Spying On Them … And Nothing Has Changed Washington’s Blog

Henceforth, Colby wrote in a memorandum after that meeting, the label “international terrorist” would replace “political dissident” as the target of the CIA’s illegal domestic operations. As part of this image transformation, Helms did what Hoover had done many times—and would do again in April 1971 to protect COINTELPRO when he thought it was about […]

Unemployment Falls to 6.7 Percent Due to Workers Leaving the Labor Force | Jobs Bytes

The mix of job gainers by age shows a somewhat different story than earlier in the downturn. While older workers had previously accounted for the bulk of employment growth, this has not been true in the last year. Teens and workers between the ages of 20-24 accounted for 35.6 percent of the employment growth in […]

America’s Dark Factories – Kansas City infoZine

The first dark factories started appearing in Japan in the 1980s as companies there started to take advantage of improvements in the technology of robotics and automation to get around the high costs of human labor. At that time, business analysts predicted then that as technology improved and qualified workers became harder to find and […]

This Congressman Wants The Minimum Wage Repealed

National Journal reports that in contrast to President Barack Obama, congressional Democrats and some Hill Republicans, Barton thinks the minimum wage is outdated.\”I think its outlived its usefulness,\” said Barton said. \”It may have been of some value back in the Great Depression. I would vote to repeal the minimum wage.\”Its a view that reflects […]

GMB – Employer Hostility In Amazon

Martin Smith GMB National Organiser, said “Amazon’s claim, in response to the investigation, that health and safety is a top priority for them is strange in view of their total hostility to employees having their own safety representatives as the law allows.They are utterly hostile to their employees exercising their lawful rights to have an […]

Bosses May Use Social Media to Discriminate –

The study, a Carnegie Mellon University experiment involving dummy résumés and social-media profiles, found that between 10% and a third of U.S. firms searched social networks for job applicants\’ information early in the hiring process. In those cases, candidates whose public Facebook FB +0.58% Facebook Inc. Cl A U.S.: Nasdaq $46.70 +0.27 +0.58% Nov. 21, […]

Seattle City Councilmember-elect shares radical idea with… |

On Monday night, she spoke to supporters of Boeing Machinists, six days after they rejected a contract guaranteeing jobs in Everett building the new 777X airliner for eight years, in exchange for new workers giving up their guaranteed company pensions.Now Boeing is threatening to take those jobs to other states. “That will be nothing short […]

Boston school bus strike is contractor’s 3rd so far this year – Boston Business Journal

Today\’s strike is at least the third so far this year by drivers on Veolia-run transit systems, worldwide.In June, buses in South Los Angeles and Hollywood, Calif., came screeching and hissing to a halt on a little more than half the routes served by the DASH service, operated by Veolia.In Finland in May, some 400 […]

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